Tuesday, June 5, 2012
A bond issue that is expected to result in steady increases in many St. Louisans' sewer bills won approval from voters Tuesday, according to unofficial election results.
Sewer bills are expected to rise gradually for many St. Louis residents with the passage of Proposition Y on Tuesday. The $945 million bond issue passed with 85 percent of the vote in St. Louis County with all precincts reporting, according to unofficial election results. Fifteen percent of county voters rejected the measure. In St. Louis city, approximately 87 percent of voters approved the measure, while 13 percent rejected it with 99 percent of precincts reporting. That comes out to nearly 63,000 votes in favor of the measure (85 percent) St. Louis-wide and roughly 11,000 against it (15 percent). As a result, the sewer bill for the average single family served by the Metropolitan Sewer District of St. Louis (MSD) is expected to rise …
Sewer rates and several related measures are on the ballot Tuesday for voters in Clayton and Richmond Heights. Here's what you should know.
Polls open at 6 a.m. Tuesday and remain open until 7 p.m. to Clayton and Richmond Heights voters. They'll decide whether to approve a proposition that slows the rate at which sewer bills rise over the next several years. Several charter amendments governing the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District also will be on the ballot. Use the following guide to learn about the issues and to find your polling place. Check back Tuesday night for election results. Get to know the issues Find out where to vote Download a PDF of the official June 5, 2012 polling places guide from the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners. RICHMOND HEIGHTS CLAYTON – WARD 1 CLAYTON — WARD 2 CLAYTON — WARD 3
Saturday, April 14, 2012
He serves as St. Louis County executive.
St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley plans to seek another term in 2014, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported this month. Dooley's office is in the county seat of Clayton. Quoting from the Post-Dispatch report: "Dooley, a Democrat, is seeking his third full term. He won a special election in 2004 to complete (former County Executive George R. “Buzz”) Westfall's term and won re-election to full terms in 2006 and 2010." Learn why Dooley chose to announce his candidacy so early and hear what he thinks about serving as county executive in the complete Post-Dispatch report. More about Charlie Dooley on Patch:
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Incumbents Jane Klamer and Lily Raymond sought to fill two seats on the Clayton Board of Education along with newcomer Darryl Higuchi.
Darryl Higuchi and Jane Klamer won election to the Clayton Board of Education on Tuesday. Higuchi is a newcomer, while Klamer has served previously on the board. (Subscribe to the free Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch newsletter.) Higuchi won with 905 votes or 35 percent of the vote, while Klamer captured 903 votes and another 35 percent of the vote. A total of two seats were available. Initial results from the St. Louis County Board of Elections put Klamer as the lead vote-taker. "I'm very happy that the voters came out behind me and liked what I had to say," Higuchi said Tuesday night. "And now it's my responsibility to be a spokesperson for my voters. And I'm happy at the fact that this was a total team effort with my wife and son." He …
A variety of uncontested races happened Tuesday in Richmond Heights and Clayton, as well as two contested races for St. Louis Community College board positions.
Mayor James Beck won re-election Tuesday in Richmond Heights in one of several uncontested Mid-County races. Meanwhile, Joanne Boulton will join the Clayton Board of Aldermen for the first time as a Ward 1 representative. Richmond Heights City Council will see two newcomers: Former police chief Rick Vilcek will succeed Jim Thomson as a District 2 representative, while Robert Jacknewitz will succeed Paul Lore as a District 1 representative. Gina Mitten won re-election as a District 3 council representative, and Camille Greenwald won re-election in District 4 In Clayton, Alex Berger III won election as a Ward 3 representative. He succeeds Steve Lichtenfeld. Michelle Harris won re-election as a Ward 2 representative. Doris Graham won election…
The $100 million bond issue will fund improvements at the St. Louis County Court Building and help with construction of a new family court building.
St. Louis County voters on Tuesday approved Proposition S, a $100 million bond issue that will fund work on two court buildings located in the county seat of Clayton. "It's a wonderful feeling," said Tom Lang, chairman of the Citizens for Safe Courts and Kids group that backed the measure. He thanked voters for their support. Overall, the measure passed with 59 percent of the vote. Forty-one percent of voters opposed it. Most of the bond issue—$85 million—will be used to construct a new Family Court building next to the circuit court. The remaining $15 million will fund repairs at the circuit court. Bonds from 1998 that funded the county's jail are being retired in the next 18 to 20 months, Judge Douglas Beach told Patch earlier this year…
People in Clayton and Richmond Heights spoke Tuesday about the issues that brought them out to vote.
Voters in Clayton and Richmond Heights talked Tuesday about the issues that brought them out to cast ballots. Penny Engelsman voted Tuesday at The Center of Clayton in support of Proposition S. "I like municipal bonds," said Engelsman, a self-identified Democrat who is originally from Chicago. She said people don't understand that bonds are a great investment. Cynthia Billingsley also voted Tuesday at the Center. "I never miss an election," Billingsley said. She said she probably hasn't missed more than a couple of elections in the last 40 years. Click on the photos attached to this article to read more about why other voters came to the polls Tuesday. Then tell us why you voted by posting a comment.
Polls closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Clayton and Richmond Heights
Election Day happened Tuesday in Clayton and Richmond Heights, and polls closed at 7 p.m. Here are the results: Clayton Richmond Heights Proposition S St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees Visit our Election 2012 Headquarters for candidate profiles, a Proposition S overview and commentary, and more. Have a question about Tuesday's races? Post a comment to this article or email the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Finally, if you think voting in municipal elections doesn't make a difference, read Mayor James Beck's appeal to the contrary.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Casting a ballot isn't only about choosing representatives, the city's mayor writes in this letter to the editor. It's also about taking advantage of a hard-won right.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Richmond Heights Mayor James Beck shared the following letter to the editor ahead of Election Day, which happens Tuesday. Read more coverage of the candidates and issues by going to Election 2012 Headquarters. I hope every eligible voter in the City of Richmond Heights is determined to go to the polls and vote on April 3. In each of our four City Council districts, residents will be asked to determine who will serve as their mayor for the next four years, and they will be asked to determine who will serve as one of their District’s two City Council members for the next four years. There are also multiple other issues on the ballot this April for voters to determine. Some friends and neighbors may try to convince you that voting is an …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Voters in Clayton and Richmond Heights will be asked next week to weigh in on several offices and a St. Louis County courts measure. Here's what you should know.