This past Saturday, April 27, was St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay's 4,394th day in office, which, by his staff's calculations, officially makes him the longest serving mayor in the history of the city.
He was first inaugurated on April 17, 2001.
Slay received a formal proclamation signed by his sta ... More >>
When the numbers began to roll in on the eve of March 5, it became clear that Mayor Francis Slay was on his way to his fourth, record-breaking term. With the hopes of his challenger, Aldermanic President Lewis Reed, went those of the members of Dump Veolia, who had effectively turned a pending city ... More >>
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 >>
Ahead of a day of action at City Hall this afternoon, Mayor Francis Slay's office has just released a statement formally declaring the consulting contract with Veolia "on hold."
The contract between Veolia, the largest water service provider in the world, and the city's water division was destined ... More >>
"Mayor's Senior Staffers Lie to the Public in Attempt to Cover Up Scandal."
So says the latest header on a press release from the campaign of Lewis Reed, the Board of Aldermen President hoping to unseat longtime St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. And with it comes the sense that the mayor's race has pe ... More >>
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 >>
Inspired by last week's New York Times piece, "A Chicago Divided by Killings," Alex Ihnen over at the urban affairs blog NextSTL has produced a map showing where homicides occurred in the city of St. Louis from 2005 to 2012. The map confirms empirically what is already known anecdotally: That murder ... More >>
Attorneys for eight current and former inmates of the St. Louis Medium Security Institution have just filed an amended complaint that sheds new light on allegations of an ongoing fight club.
The federal class action suit names five guards for their involvment, and charges both current and former di ... More >>
Charles BrysonOn Friday the mayor's office demoted Charles Bryson from his post as Public Safety Director and assigned him to his previous job, a neighborhood specialist for the administration. The move comes days before the civil service commission is to hold a hearing to examine whether Correct ... More >>
Representatives from the St. Louis parks department and mayor's office this afternoon gave participants of Occupy St. Louis 25 hours to break down their encampment in Kiener Plaza. Park department employees arrived with police around 2 p.m. today to deliver a notice informing the occupants that ... More >>
Image via stloday.comEddie RothOne could say that Post-Dispatch editorial writer Eddie Roth wrote himself into a job. As Mayor Francis Slay announced Tuesday, he's hired Roth for a new title within his administration called "Chief Performance Officer." Roth begins work August 8. He'll be paid a s ... More >>
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 >>
Yours truly was on KDHX (88.1 FM) last night discussing blogging and journalism with Post-Dispatch editorial writer Eddie Roth. Roth has an interesting history. He's in his -- I'm guessing -- mid-50s, and got into journalism only about eight years ago following a career as a St. Louis attorney.An ... More >>