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Freeholder & Charter Commission-related Links and Documents

Part 1 Mayor Lyda Krewson’s Nominees to City-County Board of Freeholders – St. Louis City Freeholders Application
Part 2 Mayor Lyda Krewson’s Revised Nominees to City-County Board of Freeholders 

County Executive Dr. Sam Page’s appointees to City-County Board of Freeholders – St. Louis County Freeholders Application 

St. Louis Municipal League’s Board of Freeholders Information

Missouri Constitution provisions on St. Louis Board of Freeholders

stLouIST #BoF links

St. Louis County Charter Commission website (unclear who owns it)

Rally Gateway STL documents (PDFs) @ stlouist.com
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News & Commentary Feed

Includes Freeholders, post-Better Together/County Executive Steve Stenger, St. Louis County Charter Commission News (as of 2/24/2020)

2/19/2020 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: No action by St. Louis panel as it finally meets on who to pick for freeholders board

2/19/2020 Board of Aldermen via YouTube: February 19, 2020 Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, Board of Aldermen, Meeting on Mayor Lyda Krewson’s Board of Freeholders Nominees

2/18/2020 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Aldermanic committee meeting on freeholders rescheduled for Wednesday

2/14/2020 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Aldermanic committee will meet Tuesday on stalled freeholders picks

2/13/2020 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Stalemate over St. Louis’ freeholders leads Reed to offer options

2/12/2020 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: 5 aldermen press for end to City Hall freeholders deadlock

2/12/2020 St. Louis Business Journal: Former Better Together data chief launches new initiative: ‘A resource for the conversation, not a driver.’ 

2/9/2020 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Stenger campaign consultant on Sinquefield board

2/9/2020 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Sinquefield donated $700,000 to Stenger, much of it through a fire district nonprofit

2/7/2020 St. Louis Public Radio- Politically Speaking: How The Board Of Freeholders Is Struggling To Start

2/6/2020 Call Newspapers- Editorial: A year after merger talks

2/5/2020 St. Louis Public Radio: Freeholders Stalemate Generates Frustration – And Questions About Its Future

2/3/2020 St. Louis Post-Dispatch- Tony Messenger: On the airport, transit and regionalization- Does East-West Gateway hold the key?

1/31/2020 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: City Hall delay on freeholders board continues

1/31/2020 KSDK Channel 5: Mark Mantovani resigns from Board of Freeholders to consider run for county executive

1/30/2020 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Mantovani quits freeholders, says he is considering run for St. Louis County executive

1/30/2020 St. Louis Public Radio: Mantovani Resigns From Freeholders Post As He Mulls Another Run For St. Louis County Executive

1/23/2020 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: City freeholders appointees must wait at least another week for approval

1/17/2020 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Reed raises ‘red flag’ on City Hall deadlock on freeholders

1/15/2020 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Freeholders impasse at City Hall reaches 3 months; county members may seek legal guidance

1/2/2020 Call Newspapers- Editorial: Charter panel, Freeholders should be open for public

12/29/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch- Letter to Editor: Freeholders must pursue regional Lambert ownership

12/23/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: ‘No action’ St. Louis County charter review ends with no major proposals

12/23/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Clock running out on group studying structural changes to St. Louis County government

12/18/2019 Call Newspapers: Charter ‘citizens’ bill of rights’ is rejected, won’t go to voters

12/10/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Republicans cry foul as Page hires Walton Gray’s aide for jail job

12/10/2019 Call Newspapers: Charter plan would create minimum police standards

12/05/2019 St. Louis Public Radio: Alderman’s View That St. Louis Has Always Been Black And White Alienates Asian Americans

12/03/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: New St. Louis city-St. Louis County board could propose just about anything — or nothing

11/27/2019 St. Louis Public Radio: A Closer Look At The Board Of Freeholders Impasse — And What It Means Going Forward

11/22/2019 Board of Aldermen Intergovernmental Affair Committee via YouTube: 11/22/2019 Meeting on Freeholders Nominees

11/22/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: No agreement yet on city freeholder picks; Board of Aldermen won’t meet again until Dec. 6

11/22/2019 Webster-Kirkwood Times: Freeholders Off To A Shaky Start, St. Louis fails to send Freeholder representatives

11/21/2019 Board of Aldermen Intergovernmental Affair Committee via YouTube: 11/21/2019 Meeting on Freeholder Nominees 

11/21/2019 Board of Aldermen Intergovernmental Affair Committee via YouTube: 11/19/2019 Meeting on Freeholders Nominees

11/21/2019 Call Newspapers- Editorial: South County, North City united by the Freeholders

11/21/2019 St. Louis Public Radio: City Standoff Over Board Of Freeholders Appointments Continues

11/21/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: ‘Train wreck’: St. Louis aldermen still can’t agree on freeholders

11/19/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Krewson submits new freeholder nominees but some aldermen push back

11/19/2019 St. Louis Public Radio: City Standoff Over Board Of Freeholders Appointments Closer To Resolution

11/19/2019 St. Louis Business Journal: Former alderman among new city picks for Board of Freeholders

11/19/2019 Call Newspapers: One city, one district? City-county Board of Freeholders could change 24 school districts

11/18/2019 St. Louis Public Radio: Some Policymakers Hope Board Of Freeholders Will Address St. Louis’ Education System

11/17/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Barbed language, coded insults: Signs point to gulf between leaders of St. Louis, St. Louis County at crucial time

11/15/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Mayor agrees to change 4 of her 9 freeholders picks; new names yet to be announced

11/15/2019 St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking- On Freeholder Struggles, Bell’s Budget And Missouri’s Medical Marijuana

11/12/2019 St. Louis City-County Board of Freeholders via YouTube: November 11, 2019, first meeting of Freeholders minus City Freeholders

11/12/2019 St. Louis Public Radio: Board Of Freeholders Spends First Meeting Listening To Concerns From St. Louis Aldermen

11/12/2019 St. Louis Public Radio via YouTube: Krewson on whether the Board of Freeholders can succeed

11/12/2019 Fox2 TV: Board of Freeholders first meeting scheduled for Tuesday

11/11/2019 Fox2 TV- You Paid For ItKrewson still waiting confirmation on freeholder nominees

11/11/2019 St. Louis Public Radio: Freeholders To Meet Tuesday For First Time As St. Louis Appointees Remain In Limbo

11/08/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Reed blocks move to force aldermanic vote on Krewson’s freeholders nominees

11/06/2019 Call Newspapers: Charter Commission is weighing minimum police standards for St. Louis County

11/01/2019 Webster-Kirkwood Times: Where Do We Go From Here? Three organizations looking at future of St. Louis area government

10/31/2019 KSDK TV: Board of Freeholders first meeting scheduled for Nov. 12, city appointments still not in place

10/30/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Freeholders stalemate continues at St. Louis City Hall

10/24/2019 KSDK Channel 5: St. Louis City and County miss key Board of Freeholders deadline

10/24/2019 St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis’ Board Of Freeholders Nominees In Limbo Amid Continued Deadlock

10/23/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Reed cancels special Board of Aldermen meeting as impasse over freeholders picks drags on

10/23/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Impasse over freeholders board continues at St. Louis City Hall

10/22/2019 St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis County Council Approves Most Board Of Freeholders Picks

10/22/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Governor and St. Louis County Council move forward with freeholders; all eyes on the city now

10/22/2019 St. Louis Public Radio: More Delays For Krewson’s Board Of Freeholders Nominees

10/22/2019 Office of the Governor: Governor Parson makes four appointments to various boards and commissions

10/21/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Mayor, aldermanic panel remain at odds on freeholders picks

10/17/2019 Board of Aldermen via YouTube: October 16, 2019 Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, Board of Aldermen, Meeting on Mayor Lyda Krewson’s Board of Freeholders Nominees

10/17/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Increased ‘civilian review’ of St. Louis County police being considered despite opposition from officers

10/16/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louis aldermanic panel blocks mayor’s freeholders appointees

10/16/2019 St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis Aldermen Press Pause On Picking Freeholders

10/15/2019 St. Louis Public Radio: Page’s Freeholders Nominees Face Tough Questions From St. Louis County Council

10/12/2019 eMissourian- Editorial: A New Approach

10/10/2019 Board of Aldermen YouTube Video: October 7, 2019 Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, Board of Aldermen, Hearing on Mayor Lyda Krewson’s Board of Freeholders Nominees

10/09/2019 Riverfront Times- Ray Hartmann: Planning St. Louis’ Future Needs to Include People who Will Live It 

10/09/2019 Call Newspapers- Editorial: Our Call: South County needs more than one single Freeholder

10/08/2019 Call Newspapers: Freeholders include just one South County representative; council pushing back

10/08/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: New group wants to explore regional cooperation beyond city-county merger

10/07/2019 St. Louis Public Radio: Committee Delays Vote On Krewson’s Appointments To The Board Of Freeholders

10/07/2019 Call Newspapers: Switch to county manager fails at Charter Commission; South County cities supported it

10/07/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: No professional manager for St. Louis County, as charter commission shoots down idea

10/04/2019 St. Louis Public Radio- Politically Speaking: On Freeholders, Abortion Policy And Krewson’s Policing Deliberations

10/03/2019 St. Louis American: Why did Mayor Krewson and Koran Addo exclude the black weekly from their media list?

10/02/2019 KMOX Radio: St. Louis officials fill out Board of Freeholders, await last pick from Parson

10/02/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louis County exec names Stenger foe to board studying changes to government structure

10/02/2019 West End Word: County’s Sam Page Appoints 9 To Board Of Freeholders

10/02/2019 West End Word: Krewson Names 9 For St. Louis Board Of Freeholders

10/01/2019 St. Louis Public Radio: Page’s Nominations To Board Of Freeholders Include Mantovani And Nations

10/01/2019 St. Louis Business Journal: St. Louis county executive names his Board of Freeholders slate

10/02/2019 Call Newspapers: Unincorporated residents get more representation in zoning plans

9/29/2019: St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Krewson asked for county to provide police officers — in a letter to a Centene executive

9/27/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Krewson replaces one freeholder appointee with another

9/26/2019 Call Newspapers: A look back at last version of a Board of Freeholders

9/25/2019 Call Newspapers: Board of Freeholders is happening: Krewson appoints for city, Page still taking applications

9/24/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Ferguson mayor candidate nabbed — again — for spending campaign cash on himself

9/23/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Eddie Roth, Earl Nance Jr. among mayor’s choices for Board of Freeholders

9/23/2019 St. Louis Business Journal: Krewson names appointments to Board of Freeholders

9/23/2019 St. Louis Public Radio: Clock Starts For Krewson, Page And Parson To Appoint Board Of Freeholders

9/20/2019 St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking: Can Board Of Freeholders Succeed At Uniting St. Louis And St. Louis County?

9/19/2019 St. Louis Public Radio: No More Partisan Elections? St. Louis County Considers Major Changes To How It Operates

9/18/2019 St. Louis Public Radio: What’s A Board Of Freeholders? Explaining The Next Step In St. Louis’ City-County Merger Debate

9/18/2019 St. Louis Public Radio: Page Signs Orders To Boost Ethical Standards Of St. Louis County Executive Office

9/17/2019 Hearses & Bandwagons: Putting Our St. Louis House in Order Via a Board of Freeholders

9/17/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Freeholders. Charter Commission. City and county governments are going under the microscope.

9/16/2019 St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis City-County Merger Debate To Restart With Board Of Freeholders Formation

9/16/2019: St. Louis Business Journal: Municipal League submits signatures to launch Board of Freeholders process

9/13/2019 St. Louis Public Radio: Municipal League of Metro St. Louis About To Launch Board of Freeholders Process

9/12/2019 Call Newspapers: Charter Commission set to hold public forums on proposed changes

8/28/2019 KMOX Radio: Think St. Louis can do better? County is taking applications to join the Board of Freeholders

8/27/2019 St. Louis Business Journal: County also seeks candidates for board that could remake region’s government

8/28/2019 KMOX RadioComing soon- the St. Louis Board of Freeholders

8/26/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Should St. Louis County be run by a professional manager? Charter commission weighs option.

8/18/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch- Tony Messenger: Next movie blockbuster coming to St. Louis? Return of the Freeholders!

8/7/2019 St. Louis Business Journal: Push to create Board of Freeholders gains steam as mayor seeks candidates

8/27/2019 Call Newspapers: St. Louis County Charter Commission debates making elections nonpartisan

6/19/2019 Call Newspapers: Should county executive be ceremonial? Charter panel considers county manager

5/23/2019 St. Louis Public Radio: Krewson Not Giving Up On City-County Merger But Holds Off On Freeholders Push

5/17/2019 Call Newspapers: No surprise- Jeff Wagener leaves St. Louis County Charter Commission

5/7/2019 St. Louis Business Journal: Municipal League still seeks Board of Freeholders after merger plan’s collapse

4/16/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Hazelwood Mayor Matthew Robinson resigns from the St. Louis County Charter Commission

4/02/2019 Call Newspapers: Charter Commission set to start meeting weekly

2/23/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louis County Charter Commission member who helped write Better Together plan resigns

2/21/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Merger proposal looms large as St. Louis County charter commission convenes

2/8/2019 St. Louis Public Radio: Stenger And Krewson Take Dim View Of Municipal League’s Freeholders Push

2/6/2019 KSDK Channel 5: Mayors question if we’re really ‘better together’ in city-county merger

1/30/2019 Call Newspapers: County cities backing Board of Freeholders over Better Together plan

1/28/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: He’s back: Gene McNary will chair a board reviewing St. Louis County charter

1/25/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louis County mayors back alternative plan for potential city-county reorganization

1/24/2019 St. Louis Public Radio: As Better Together Plan Looms, Municipal League Seeks Alternative City-County Merger Plan

1/6/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Repeated efforts to rejoin the city and county have been rebuffed by voters

11/25/2018 St. Louis Public Radio: 5 things to know about the St. Louis County charter commission