Thursday, July 28, 2011
Creve Coeur Patch interviews new city council members three months after taking office.
Three months have passed since a trio of Creve Coeur City Council members were sworn into office in April. Patch sent five questions to Robert Hoffman, Scott Saunders and Charlotte D'Alfonso to answer for an electronic interview. Councilwoman D'Alfonso was first to respond. Creve Coeur Patch: Can you give an example of something you've learned about the way the city functions that you didn't know before being on city council? D'Alfonso: I knew we had a professional staff. However, I was impressed at how absolutely hard they work. The number of grants they go after, promptness in answering citizen complaints, and level of knowledge is incredibly high, especially compared to other city staffs. Creve Coeur Patch:Most interesting issue/…
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Scott Saunders and Charlotte D'Alfonso won seats on council earlier this month.
A new-look Creve Coeur City Council was seated Monday night, following elections earlier this month. Ward 3 Councilwoman Charlotte D'Alfonso and Ward 4's Scott Saunders are the new faces to the council. Ward 1's Beth Kistner, Ward 2's Tara Nealey and Ward 3's Robert Hoffman all won re-election or ran unopposed April 5. A pre-meeting gathering at the Creve Coeur government center included cake for those who wanted it, and during the meeting, outgoing council members Robert Haddenhorst and Laura Bryant were given plaques honoring their service to the city. The new board heard an update on a project that dominated discussion by its predecessors--the Olive Blvd. Transportation Development District (TDD). City Administrator Mark Perkins said …
Monday, April 11, 2011
Brad Beal, Post-election impact and Passover are all part of what's ahead this week.
There's a lot to look forward to this week at Creve Coeur Patch. Our goal here is to peel back the curtain just a bit and to give you something of a roadmap. With last week's municipal elections now in the rear mirror, we'll be out covering new school boards in the Parkway and Pattonville school districts. The new board for Ladue schools could make a decision Monday about the direction the district will take with the Westminster Christian Academy campus in Creve Coeur. We'll have coverage of that decision Tuesday. Creve Coeur voters elected two new members to city council, but Charlotte D'Alfonso and Scott Saunders will not be sworn in until the next meeting in late April. Monday night will mark the final meeting for Robert Haddenhorst, …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Haddenhorst and D'Alfonso squared off in one of two contested city council races.
With all precincts reporting unofficial results Tuesday night, it appears one incumbent will not be re-elected to the Creve Coeur City Council. Charlotte D'Alfonso won by a decisive margin over incumbent Robert Haddenhorst. Neither candidate was immediately available for comment Tuesday. WARD 3 (4 of 4 Precincts reporting)
Monday, March 28, 2011
Incumbent Robert Haddenhorst faces Charlotte D'Alfonso in the race for a two year term serving Ward Three
Voters in Creve Coeur's Third Ward have two races to consider April 5. Robert Hoffman is running to complete the one year unexpired term following his appointment last fall in the wake of David Kassander's resignation. He is not running for the two year term also on the ballot. In that race, incumbent Robert Haddenhorst, seeking a final term before term limits force him from office, faces Charlotte D'Alsfonso. D'Alfonso had popular support from residents to fill Kassander's seat but was not nominated for the position and therefore was not appointed. Creve Coeur Patch talked to both candidates about what they feel is the biggest issue facing their ward, along with the future of Transportation Development Districts and downtown development. …
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
Monday, March 14, 2011
City Council candidates invited to participate in moderated event.
Monday, March 14, 2011
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 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:
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Incumbents Nealey and Kistner file on last day for city council candidates to step forward.
The field of candidates for Creve Coeur City Council is all but set, as Tuesday's deadline to file for the April elections passed. The final day saw two incumbents, Ward One Councilwoman Beth Kistner, and Ward Two Councilwoman Tara Nealey, submit their paperwork seeking re-election, as expected. Kistner will face Tony Kardis, a former Ladue science teacher. She said she hasn't learned anything about her opponent besides what she's read in Creve Coeur Patch. "I just realized that I feel really committed to the residents of Ward one and want to continue serving the residents," Kistner said before leaving the Creve Coeur Government Center Tuesday. Nealey will have the honor of being the only incumbent to run unopposed in April. (Ward Three …
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Paperwork must be in by 5pm.
9:22 am update Ward Two Councilwoman Tara Nealey is now officially running for re-election. She had said for weeks she was likely to. As it stands now, she is the only incumbent running for re-election who has no opponent, as Bob Hoffman is technically running to fill out the remainder of the unexpired term in Ward Three. He was appointed to the seat last fall. 8:51 am update Councilwoman Beth Kistner was in early Tuesday to officially file for the Ward One Seat. ****** Deadline day has come for anyone interested in running for Creve Coeur City Council seats or spots on the Parkway, Pattonville, or Ladue school boards. Filing for the April elections closes Tuesday at 5pm. Stay with …