Hazel Erby

St. Louis County Council
5:27 am
Wed July 2, 2014

County Council Passes Minority Participation Bills; Dooley Promises Rare Veto

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley says he'll veto a minority participation bill with a requirement that some contracts have apprenticeship programs.
Credit Jason Rosenbaum/St. Louis Public Radio

After weeks of acrimonious debate, the St. Louis County Council gave final approval to three bills on Tuesday aimed at broadening minority participation for county contracts. 

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.

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St. Louis County Council
11:59 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Dooley Aide Unloads On Stenger At Rancorous Council Meeting

Mike Jones, an adviser to St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, speaks during Tuesday's St. Louis County Council meeting. Jones offered a scathing rebuke to Councilman Steve Stenger's criticism over his actions on the state Board of Education.
Credit Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio

A top aide to St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley unleashed scathing criticism Tuesday at his boss’ Democratic rival for county executive. 

It was part of yet another highly charged county council meeting filled with arguments, insults, recriminations and heated confrontations.

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On The Trail
6:01 pm
Sun June 22, 2014

Dooley Vs. St. Louis County Council: Will Schism Last Beyond August Primary?

Councilwoman Colleen Wasinger, R-Town and Country, Councilman Greg Quinn, R-Ballwin, and Councilman Steve Stenger, D-Affton, are part of a five-person coalition blocking some of St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley's agenda.
Jason Rosenbaum/St. Louis Public Radio

The few long-time regulars at  St. Louis County Council meetings may be longing for the legislative body's customary 10-minute meetings after the past few weeks.

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 managed to block quite a bit of Dooley’s agenda.

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St. Louis County Council
4:54 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Dooley Issues Executive Order On Minority Participation Goals

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley signs an executive order to broaden minority and female participation for county contracts. It establishes goals of 20 percent minority and 5 percent female workforce participation for contracts over $1 million.
Credit Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio

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. 

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.

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Hiring Guidelines
10:12 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

St. Louis County Council Shelves Minority Participation Bill

Credit Jason Rosenbaum/St. Louis Public Radio (file photo)

St. Louis County Council members shelved bills aimed at broadening minority and female participation in county contracts. 

At issue were bills sponsored by Councilwoman Hazel Erby, D-University City. Among other things, the bills would would set up hiring guidelines for minority and female workers on construction projects of $1 million or more. It also would have set up similar workforce goals for county procurement contracts.

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St. Louis County Council
11:01 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Election Year Tensions Boil Over During St. Louis County Council Meeting

Members of the St. Louis County Council were at odds on Tuesday over minority participation legislation.
Credit Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio

The St. Louis County Council melted down on Tuesday during consideration of minority participation legislation. 

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.

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St. Louis County Council
4:24 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

St. Louis County Council Considers Minority Participation Legislation

The St. Louis County Council is considering several bills aimed at increasing minority participation for county projects. St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, center, is supporting Councilwoman Hazel Erby's legislation.
Credit Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio

The St. Louis County Council is considering a series of bills aimed at giving minorities and women more opportunities to work on county projects. 

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.

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County police
10:28 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Fitch Says Successor As Chief Should Be Mindful Of Politics

St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch welcomes police officers from Ecuador who visited county police headquarters. Fitch steps down from his post on Friday.
Credit Jason Rosenbaum/St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch may need to make a little room on his wall. 

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 commemorates his retirement, which takes effect Friday. (Fitch is starting a consulting company to advise law enforcement groups and companies.)

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