Tuesday, May 14, 2013
One Creve Coeur City Councilwoman said Monday she had to stand up for a defeated city council candidate. Her colleagues said they were "saddened" and "appalled" by references to a recent prayer to remember the Holocaust.
Three weeks after Creve Coeur's new city council was seated following April's elections, allegations concerning dirty campaign tricks boiled back to the surface Monday night when one councilmember invoked the words of an invocation to recognize Holocaust Remembrance Day. Ward 4's Jeanne Rhoades referenced "the price of staying silent," part of an invocation used last month by B'Nai Amoona Rabbi Carnie Shalom Rose. She did so in speaking out about a last minute campaign flier which colored the end of the Ward 1 race between Cynthia Kramer and David Caldwell, won by Kramer. The flier, paid for by an employee of the printing firm Kramer's campaign used, accused Caldwell of being a bully, mirroring an allegation leveled at Caldwell by a …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Ward 3 Councilmembers shared feedback about deer, smoking shelters and other topics.
Ward 3 Creve Coeur City Council Members Charlotte D’Alfonso and Bob Hoffman discussed issues of importance to residents and talked of issues that will affect the city in the near future Tuesday night at a town hall meeting at the Creve Coeur Government Center. The issue of deer in the city was raised by a number of attendees. Hoffman said “there was a lot of passion both ways” on the deer issue, as some residents want the deer removed or killed, some reject killing, and others don’t see them as an issue. Hoffman added that some blame the deer for causing car accidents and the destruction of landscaping while others have sighted hostile deer. D’Alfonso said most of the deer sightings have been concentrated in the city’s third ward, with …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Lawmaker wonders if proposal would undermine purpose of Creve Coeur's existing smoking ban.
Two weeks after city staff prompted discussion of the potential for establishing smoking shelters in Creve Coeur, council members formally debated the language behind an a proposed ordinance Monday night. Ward 1 Councilwoman Beth Kistner suggested amending the ordinance to exclude locations where food and drink is served, saying she could see the shelter creating an opportunity for patrons to create "a de factor outdoor bar." Ward 3 Councilman Robert Hoffman repeated his opposition to all shelters, saying "it's wrong to do this," and that it defeats the purpose of the stepped-up smoking ban which went into effect in January. Lawmakers voted unanimously (D'Alfonso and Saunders absent) to defer the ordinance to the next meeting. …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Nealey and Hoffman were both running unopposed.
Two Creve Coeur City Council members were unopposed in Tuesday's elections, although only one, Ward 2's Tara Nealey, was running for re-election. Ward 3's Robert Hoffman is running for the remainder of the unexpired term he was appointed to fill last fall. WARD 2 (7 of 7 precincts reporting) Name WARD 3
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: