Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Creve Coeur could have saved almost $1 million if law had been in effect during the past year.
The city of Creve Coeur could be in line to keep hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales tax revenue it currently gives back to St. Louis County to be redistributed, if a measure making its way through the Missouri General Assembly becomes law. That news was delivered to City Council Monday night by City Administrator Mark Perkins. Under the current system, originated in 1993, municipalities are divided into two camps--point-of-sale, or “A” cities; and pool, or “B” cities. Under the system, the wealthiest “A” cities are required to share a portion of their 1-cent countywide sales tax revenues with both the “B” cities and St. Louis County on a per-capita basis. Under this system, the pool cities get $124 per person, annually. But under …
Friday, March 25, 2011
Incumbent Beth Kistner defends her 8-year record while challenger Tony Kardis says it's time for fresh leadership.
The first ward covers the eastern section of Creve Coeur, an area trying to balance new development, old infrastructure and the concerns of longtime residents. It features some of the most mature residential neighborhoods in the city. Beth Kistner has served 8 years on Creve Coeur city council. If elected this year, her next term will be her final term; Creve Coeur has 10 year term limits for its council members. Kistner is a 16-year resident of Creve Coeur. Her career background is in telecommunications and presently she serves as a consultant in corporate telecommunications and government relations. She sees the institutional knowledge gained from nearly a decade representing Ward One as an asset. "I want to put that knowledge to work…
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Six candidates answer questions on zoning, TDDs, budgets, and government transparency.
About 30 residents attended the City Council Candidate Forum Tuesday night. Creve Couer Patch sponsored the event. The candidates attending the session were Anthony Kardis, Beth Kistner from Ward 1; Charlotte D'Alfonso and Robert Hoffman from Ward 3; and Scott Saunders and Mel Klearman from Ward 4. Two council seats in Ward 3 are up for election. D'Alfonso is running against Robert Haddenhorst, who did not attend, for one seat. Hoffman is running unopposed for the second seat to fill out the one year remaining on the seat's term. The League of Women Voters moderated the forum. 7 p.m: The League of Women Voters moderator explained the procedures. The candidates are seated in the order they will appear on the ballot, she said. Each candidate…
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Creve Coeur Patch and the League of Women Voters are co-sponsoring event for voters and candidates.
Creve Coeur Patch and the League of Women Voters have invited all candidates running in April's City Council elections to a forum to be held Tuesday night (March 22) from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose room at the Creve Coeur Government Center. According to League of Women Voter groundrules, the candidates will: The candidates are: Ward One: Anthony Kardis, Beth Kistner Ward Two: Tara Nealey Ward Three: Robert Haddenhorst, Charlotte D'Alfonso, Robert Hoffman Ward Four: Scott Saunders, Mel Klearman