Hazel Erby http://news.stlpublicradio.org en County Council Passes Minority Participation Bills; Dooley Promises Rare Veto http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/county-council-passes-minority-participation-bills-dooley-promises-rare-veto <p class="p1">After weeks <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dooley-aide-unloads-stenger-rancorous-council-meeting" target="_blank">of acrimonious debate,</a> the St. Louis County Council gave final approval to three bills on Tuesday aimed at broadening minority participation for county contracts.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley said he will veto one of the bills, contending that a provision prompting certain contractors to have apprenticeship programs would shut out minorities and women.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:27:53 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 37703 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org County Council Passes Minority Participation Bills; Dooley Promises Rare Veto Dooley Aide Unloads On Stenger At Rancorous Council Meeting http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dooley-aide-unloads-stenger-rancorous-council-meeting <p class="p1">A top aide to St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley unleashed scathing criticism Tuesday at his boss’ Democratic rival for county executive.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was part of yet another highly charged county council meeting filled with arguments, insults, recriminations and heated confrontations.</span></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 04:59:11 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 37490 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Dooley Aide Unloads On Stenger At Rancorous Council Meeting 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? Dooley Issues Executive Order On Minority Participation Goals http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dooley-issues-executive-order-minority-participation-goals <p>St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley signed an executive order on Wednesday establishing minority participation goals for county contracts. His move comes a day after the St. Louis County Council rejected bills on the issue.&nbsp;</p><p>The situation showcases the escalating hostility between Dooley and a county council increasingly aligned with Councilman Steve Stenger, the Affton Democrat who is challenging the incumbent this August.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:54:14 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 37319 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Dooley Issues Executive Order On Minority Participation Goals St. Louis County Council Shelves Minority Participation Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-council-shelves-minority-participation-bill <p class="p1">St. Louis County Council members shelved bills aimed at broadening minority and female participation in county contracts.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 03:12:41 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 36887 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Council Shelves Minority Participation Bill 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 Council Considers Minority Participation Legislation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-council-considers-minority-participation-legislation <p>The St. Louis County Council is considering a series of bills aimed at giving minorities and women more opportunities to work on county projects.&nbsp;</p><p>Councilwoman Hazel Erby, D-University City, introduced several bills on Tuesday aimed at increasing minority participation on certain projects. The bills have the support of St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 21:24:59 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 36336 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Council Considers Minority Participation Legislation Fitch Says Successor As Chief Should Be Mindful Of Politics http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fitch-says-successor-chief-should-be-mindful-politics <p>St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch may need to make a little room on his wall.&nbsp;</p><p>That’s because Fitch has received two resolutions from the St. Louis County Council celebrating his service – under very different circumstances. The one he received Tuesday <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-police-chief-fitch-announces-retirement">commemorates his retirement, which takes effect Friday.</a> (Fitch is starting a consulting company to advise law enforcement groups and companies.)</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:28:54 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 33352 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fitch Says Successor As Chief Should Be Mindful Of Politics