Darlene Green

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Michael Brown's Death Reveals Dangers of "Living While Black": St. Louis Comptroller

    The following letter to the editor comes from Darlene Green, comptroller for the city of St. Louis: I feel very deeply for the mother and the entire family of Michael Brown. No parent should have to grieve the loss of their young son at the hands of an overzealous police officer. There's no accepta ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013

    Lewis Reed Slams Cuts to City Cable Channel, Mayor Francis Slay Says Police More Important

    Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed is attacking Mayor Francis Slay with a press release that feels very much like it's election season all over again. Slay, who had his formal inauguration last week -- kicking off his historic fourth term -- has proposed to cut funding to the city's official cab ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Mayor Francis Slay Says LGBT Issues Will Be a Priority in Historic Fourth Term

    It is officially official. After beating his challenger Lewis Reed in the March primary, winning against no one on the April 2 Election Day and going through his formal inauguration ceremony yesterday, Mayor Francis Slay has begun his fourth term -- making him the first mayor in St. Louis history to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Veolia Water Contract Stays Alive; Destined for Board of Aldermen Hearing

    Amid murmurs from the staff in Mayor Francis Slay's office that the Veolia Water contract "isn't even on the agenda," about 80 members of the activist coalition Dump Veolia poured into Room 200 yesterday afternoon. The goal -- as their signs read -- was that the Board of Estimates and Apportionment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Veolia Water Contract: Lewis Reed's Office Pushes Total Re-Do of Contract Process

    Challenges to a pending consulting contract between the City of St. Louis and a French multinational water service company called Veolia are still coming from all sides. Activists from the "Dump Veolia" coalition will descend on City Hall this afternoon for another show of opposition; at the same t ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013
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    January 17, 2013

    Veolia Water Contract May Face Public Hearing [UPDATE]

    Update: Click through for a copy of the preliminary Veolia contract. Yesterday, the Estimates and Apportionment Committee met to do its usual business and was met by a rather unusual crowd. Over 50 members of the activist group Dump Veolia showed up with handwritten signs protesting a pending con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    "Dump Veolia" Mounts Social Media Campaign to Halt City Water Contract

    A rising tide of dissent is building against a contract between the City of St. Louis and multinational water service company Veolia. Daily RFT broke news of the deal in December after insiders at the city water division leaked memos showing that Veolia, a Paris-based company, won a contract in a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Veolia Water Contract Sent Back to Committee Over Concerns About Company's Reputation

    Seemingly overnight, the fortunes of a lucrative contract between the City of St. Louis and Veolia Water have been reversed. Earlier this month, Daily RFT broke the news that the city's Water Division recently completed the bidding process for a consulting contract aimed at cutting spending at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    City Leaders Hope to Pass Parks Bond Proposal Before Holiday Recess... Or Else

    City Hall is on the verge of passing a multi-million dollar plan to maintain and upgrade local parks.​On Friday the Board of Aldermen advanced bills that would lock in current funding and send an additional $64 million in city bonds to St. Louis parks. City Leaders hope the bill will get final pas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    City Approves Funding for New Animal Shelter on North Side

    City leaders are taking steps to curb St. Louis' stray dog problem.​The city's Estimates and Appropriations Committee unanimously approved yesterday a proposal to use $170,000 from last year's budget surplus to build a new animal shelter in north St. Louis. The plan is to lease and renovate a va ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    RFT Part of Panel Tonight to Discuss City Earnings Tax

    The place to be tonight for informed citizens and/or policy wonks.​What's that you say? You're looking for some quality (free) entertainment tonight and you're unclear where you stand on April's election over the St. Louis earnings tax? Well, do I have an event for you! Swing by the Old Post Offic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Teen Delinquency Won't Stand a Chance Against Lap Pool and Gym, St. Louis Officials Hope​Mayor Francis Slay and several north St. Louis aldermen gathered in O'Fallon Park today for the groundbreaking of a new recreational complex. Officials are optimistic that the rec-plex will be a resource for north city kids and teenagers.

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Weekend Could Come Early for City Hall Employees

    This anonymous City Hall employee is already on board. ​Cue the Loverboy and ice down the Natty Light. St. Louis City Hall could close an hour early each week -- at 4 p.m. every Friday -- under a proposal suggested yesterday by Comptroller Darlene Green. The city is looking to offset a projected $ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2008

    St. Louis Gets a Grand Central Station (Sort Of)

    On Friday nights or Saturday mornings in the wee small hours, you can usually find me down at the Amshack on 16th Street waiting for the late train from Chicago. Or, rather, waiting for one particular passenger to alight from said train. It's not an especially pleasant place to pass the time: It's c ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 4, 2007

    This Is Entertainment

    (No TV required)

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    December 12, 2006

    STL Centre of Attention

    St. Louis Centre remains the zit on downtown's increasingly attractive face. Now the mayor's office is one vote away from popping that bugger, and Darlene Green, the comptroller, is worried city taxpayers will be left with a mess. Tomorrow the Board of Estimate & Apportionment -- composed of Mayor ... More >>

  • News

    February 25, 2004

    Homeless Holy Wars

    The defiant Reverend Larry Rice infuriates big developers and city leaders over a proposed shelter in a downtown federal building

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    February 25, 2004

    Cash Landing

    With bills coming due at Lambert, St. Louis considers drastic change

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    September 10, 2003


    Lambert's billion-dollar expansion hangs on a wing and a prayer: The numbers no longer add up

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    August 27, 2003


    Could the mayor's uncanny habit of making enemies wreck the charter-reform effort?

  • News

    October 23, 2002

    For the Defense

    Terry Niehoff, one of the city's top criminal-defense lawyers, makes his money the old-fashioned way -- he earns it, one client at a time

  • News

    October 2, 2002

    The Law's an Ass

    Week of October 2, 2002

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    September 18, 2002

    Late Fee

    Mayor's office goes to bat for Bell but gets shut down by Darlene Green

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    September 4, 2002

    Dollar for Dollar

    The politics of Vince Schoemehl's fundraiser for Frankie the Saint

  • News

    July 17, 2002

    Numbers Game

    Tax exemption for fat cats is the only issue Shrewsbury and Krewson won't talk about

  • News

    July 3, 2002

    Lead Counsel

    These lawyers could cash in big, but who hired them?

  • News

    June 19, 2002

    Terrible Twins

    Nightmare for a rookie mayor -- Schoemehl and Biondi on the prowl with a Big Idea

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    April 24, 2002

    Dead Man Voting

    St. Louis elections are a national joke. Trouble is, it's not funny anymore.

  • Culture

    March 27, 2002

    Phantom of the Opera House

    The Cardinals' promises are worth as much as the Kiel Partners'

  • News

    June 20, 2001

    Stiffed by TIF

    City schools are being asked to give back tax dollars to developers

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    January 31, 2001

    New Kid, Old School

    Francis G. Slay wants to push a troubled city to the future, and he doesn't think "politics" is a dirty word.

  • News

    January 3, 2001

    The New Wisdom of Boz

    A chastened ex-mayor says he's sorry and asks for another chance

  • News

    December 6, 2000

    Give Us Our Stadium and No One Gets Hurt

    The Cards turn up the heat on Missouri with a little help from across the river

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    November 8, 2000


    Week of November 8, 2000

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    October 25, 2000

    The Accidental Politician

    After five years in office, enigmatic Darlene Green has become a force to be reckoned with in St. Louis

  • News

    October 18, 2000

    Say Goodbye to Busch

    There's a new game in town as the Cardinals square off with the city over how to finance a new stadium

  • News

    April 12, 2000

    The Lead Menace

    In its lawsuit, St. Louis is eager to blame the lead industry for making the area one of the most contaminated in the nation. But the city itself is guilty of doing little to prevent the poisoning of thousands of children like "Little Al" Evans.

  • News

    March 29, 2000

    Not Such E-Z Terms for the E-Z Hotel

    The St. Louis Board of Aldermen have passed a bill funding the new convention-center hotel, but many of the lawmakers aren't very happy with their handiwork; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles

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    November 10, 1999


    A desperate St. Louis pays top dollar to gamble on a risky convention-center hotel

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    October 13, 1999


    Fresh from alienating black voters over the Ronnie White fiasco, will Sen. John Ashcroft take on Catholics in his drive to defeat Senate rival Gov. Mel Carnahan?

  • News

    July 14, 1999

    Short Cuts

    Radio Free St. Louis Goes to Jail; Ald Bauer, Get Your Ass Out of Town; The Crotchety Senator from Crystal City

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    June 30, 1999
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    April 21, 1999
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    March 10, 1999

    Reconstructing Larry

    City Treasurer Larry Williams used to be known for bounced checks, bad audits and bogus talk. Now he's emerging as the savior of downtown. Who'da thunk it?

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    February 17, 1999
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    December 9, 1998

    City Limits

    A coalition of St. Louis mayors looking to change the city's charter finds the going rough