Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Creve Coeur Mayor Barry Glantz writes about challenges moving forward after April's elections and a way to get involved with the city in June.
The following is republished with permission from the city of Creve Coeur's May newsletter. Congratulations to newly elected City Council representatives Cynthia Kramer (Ward 1) and Dr. Ellen Lawrence (Ward 2), and re-elected representatives Charlotte D’Alfonso (Ward 3) and Dr. Scott Saunders (Ward 4); I share the conﬁdence expressed by the voters and look forward to working with the entire City Council! Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” A year ago (in my ﬁrst mayoral column), I talked about the shoes I had to ﬁll, and those that I had worn out. I have learned so much, including that the privilege of being mayor is not a destination, but rather an…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Creve Coeur City Council members continue their long-range planning brainstorming Wednesday night.
Creve Coeur's Mayor, City Council and city staff will reconvene Wednesday at the Creve Coeur Ice Arena in a public brainstorming session about how to go about determining organizational needs and how to accomplish them. In an earlier session last month, participants were asked to talk about what stood out in communities where they grew up, and to envision what a newspaper headline five years from now might look like. Like Creve Coeur Patch on Facebook Several council members mentioned the hope that Creve Coeur builds on efforts to market the city as a hub for biotech enterprise. But the idea that gained steam during the December session and has sparked community comment afterward is the idea first offered by Creve Coeur Mayor Barry Glantz …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The Mayor's column from the December 2012 Newsletter is published with permission.
“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” This quote, by John Lubbock is a fitting thought as we contemplate 2012 and look forward to 2013. I recently attended the grand opening of the Max and Drew Erlich Jewish Food Pantry, located in Creve Coeur. In the past, hunger has been viewed as something that happens to others halfway around the world. This new, larger facility will serve the growing number of families in need – unfortunately, some of whom reside within our own community. The Green Power Community Challenge is an ongoing Creve Coeur initiative that encourages local businesses, residents, and organizations to support new sources of renewable energy and reduce our community’s carbon footprint. While attending a recent event …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Here is Creve Coeur Mayor Barry Glantz's August column, courtesy of the city's monthly newsletter.
Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.” I thought about this quote as my family and I were watching the Olympics recently. Millions of us observe the experience of an athlete smiling with success, or the tears of failure, gritted teeth set in determination, the graciousness of victory and the dignity of those who came up shorter than what they had dreamed – but on this world stage, with tremendously talented athletes exemplifying incredible individual excellence, it is hard not to recognize that the collective Olympic experience is so much greater than each participant. Years of commitment, hard work and diligence from many people have enabled these athletes to reach the Olympic …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Patch readers were interested in dogs, the new Highway 141 connection at Olive Boulevard and post-election healing in Creve Coeur.
As we get started on August, we thought we'd look back on the stories that caught your particular attention in July. Did you see these?
Friday, July 20, 2012
The Glantz campaign will have to file amended campaign finance documents.
According to letters sent to interested parties in one of two sets of complaints filed in connection with the 2012 Mayor's race in Creve Coeur, the Missouri Ethics Commission has announced it has dismissed complaints brought by Creve Coeur City Councilwoman Jeanne Rhoades against Mayor Barry Glantz and a woman who supported the Glantz campaign with a late-in-the-campaign mailer, Donna Dill. The decision, which came during the Commission's July 13 meeting and announced in letters dated July 16, came as the panel decided that "Mr. Glantz concealed his involvement in sending a political mailer against his opponent and that he concealed the employer of a campaign contributor were unsubstantiated," according to a letter sent to Councilwoman …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Council members could not reach agreement on issues related to the election of a council President, amid talk of healing a perceptual rift between city wards.
A little more than a month removed from the last election, Creve Coeur leaders showed Monday that there are differing opinions about the best way to provide healing following a tightly contested Mayor's race that has resulted in a pair complaints filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission. The Creve Coeur City Council elected Ward 3 Councilman Dr. Bob Hoffman as Council President Monday, but only after forcing new Mayor Barry Glantz to cast tie-breaking votes in just his second meeting since being sworn into office. The Council President is involved in vetting city committee appointments and also chairs council meetings when the Mayor is absent. Hoffman was chosen over Ward 4 Councilman Dr. Scott Saunders under a new procedure meant to open…
Sunday, May 13, 2012
City Councilwoman Jeanne Rhoades filed the complaint against Creve Coeur Mayor Barry Glantz Thursday.
The major players involved in an ethics complaint filed Thursday against Creve Coeur Mayor Barry Glantz's election campaign are staying quiet so far. On Friday, Patch reported that City Councilwoman Jeanne Rhoades filed the Missouri Ethics Commission complaint against Glantz, who defeated Laura Bryant last month. Rhoades has been one of Bryant's most ardent supporters. She did not return several messages seeking comment late Friday afternoon. Bryant has also not returned a message seeking comment. In a letter to the Ethics Commission, Rhoades said the effort was not meant as a "political stunt" to influence the outcome of the race. Mayor Glantz first learned of the charges when Patch requested comment on the matter Friday. Glantz said he …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Barry Glantz took the reins as the city's top elected official Monday.
Football players often talk about adjusting to the speed of the game when they move from high school to the college ranks, or from college to the pro level. It takes a little time for things to slow down around them. Despite having been past member of the Creve Coeur City Council and more recently the Planning and Zoning Commission, the city's new Mayor told onlookers after his first council meeting Monday that he'll need a few reps before hitting his stride. Barry Glantz was sworn in Monday night, succeeding Harold Dielmann as the city's top elected official. City Council incumbents David Kreuter, A.J. Wang, Bob Hoffman and Jeanne Rhoades, who all ran unopposed for re-election, were also sworn in Monday. The "inauguration" came after a …