Pat Dolan http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Dooley Vs. St. Louis County Council: Will Schism Last Beyond August Primary? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dooley-vs-st-louis-county-council-will-schism-last-beyond-august-primary <p>The few long-time regulars at &nbsp;St. Louis County Council meetings may be longing for the legislative body's customary 10-minute meetings after the past few weeks.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That’s because in recent weeks, the meetings have turned into lengthy – and often bitterly hostile – clashes between St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and most of the council. But it's more than just legislative melodrama; a coalition of five council members (out of seven) have </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">managed to block quite a bit of Dooley’s agenda.</span></p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 23:01:57 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 37348 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Dooley Vs. St. Louis County Council: Will Schism Last Beyond August Primary? Election Year Tensions Boil Over During St. Louis County Council Meeting http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/election-year-tensions-boil-over-during-st-louis-county-council-meeting <p>The St. Louis County Council melted down on Tuesday during consideration of minority participation legislation.&nbsp;</p><p>It was the latest sign of boiling election year tensions between St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and members of the council aligned with Councilman Steve Stenger, a fellow Democrat vying for county executive.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 04:01:49 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 36702 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Election Year Tensions Boil Over During St. Louis County Council Meeting St. Louis County Complete Streets Bill Remains In Limbo http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-complete-streets-bill-remains-limbo <p>The "Complete Streets" legislation under consideration on the St. Louis County Council still faces plenty of roadblocks to final passage. One of the sponsors, Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, held up the bill again last week, which he’s done since late November, and announced he wants to rewrite parts of it.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dolan also said that he’s going to meet with groups affected by the bill and come back to the matter early next year. </span></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 03:02:28 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32526 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Complete Streets Bill Remains In Limbo St. Louis County Council Exempts School Events From Permits http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-council-exempts-school-events-permits <p>It may be fair to call legislation that the St. Louis County Council approved Tuesday the “School Picnic Protection Act.”&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">OK, that may be a bit of an oversimplification. But proponents of the move to exempt some school events from county permits say the measure is just common sense.</span></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:38:41 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32352 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Council Exempts School Events From Permits