Thursday, January 17, 2013
The city ordinance mirrors similar legislation upheld in court.
Without fanfare Monday, Creve Coeur City Council members gave final passage to an ordinance to ban protests knowingly taking place within 300 feet of "any residence, cemetery, funeral home, church, synagogue, or other establishment or location during or within one (1) hour before or one (1) hour after any actual funeral or burial service at that place." Ward 2 Councilwoman Tara Nealey proposed the ordinance, after an appeals court upheld a similar law on the books in Manchester. The bill chiefly targets protests by members of the Westboro (KS) Baptist Church, a church which has gained notoriety for protests of military funerals and school events, as signs of its stance against homosexuality. Nealey has previously that the bill is not …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Steinback, 34, is one of 2 candidates to file for the seat up for election in April.
When Jay Steinback went in front of Creve Coeur's City Council last fall to present the concerns his family business had about the city's new sign code, he had no idea that a few months later he'd be a candidate for the panel himself. Last Monday, Steinback, the 34 year-old owner of Rothman Furniture, filed to run for the Ward 2 council seat up for election in April. Tara Nealey has decided not to run for re-election, and Steinback said she approached him about stepping forward. "I felt that there wasn't any good representation for businesses obviously on city council not from any lack of them wanting to be pro-business but from just lack of experience of what a business owner deals with on a day-to-day basis," Steinback told Patch. Like …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Creve Coeur would be the latest community to pass legislation as a way of curbing protests by the ultra-conservative Westboro Baptist Church.
Creve Coeur City Council members gave first reading Monday to an ordinance which would outlaw protests knowingly taking place within 300 feet of "any residence, cemetery, funeral home, church, synagogue, or other establishment or location during or within one (1) hour before or one (1) hour after any actual funeral or burial service at that place." Ward 2 Councilwoman Tara Nealey proposed the ordinance, after an appeals court upheld a similar law on the books in Manchester. The bill chiefly targets protests by members of the Westboro (KS) Baptist Church, a church which has gained notoriety for protests of military funerals and school events, as signs of its stance against homosexuality. Nealey said Monday the bill is not meant to replace …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Cynthia Kramer is currently on Creve Coeur's Planning and Zoning Commission.
Voters in at least one Creve Coeur City Council ward will have a choice to make at the polls in April. Cynthia Kramer, a Planning and Zoning Commission member, confirmed Monday that she will file to run for the Ward 1 seat up for grabs in the spring. Beth Kistner is term-limited and cannot run for re-election. Kramer, founder of SCOPE, a non-profit organization devoted to spreading the word about how science and technology are factors in education and the workforce, sees a similar opportunity on city council to highlight the research and business assets in Creve Coeur. "I think its just an incredible opportunity to make sure that people get to know the assets we have and to be a part of helping the community continue to grow and maintain …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
City Council members voiced support for the legislation during a meeting Monday night.
Armed with a federal court ruling that supports the ability of municipalities to limit protests that would disturb funerals, the city of Creve Coeur appears ready to wade into the debate with a similar ordinance to restrict protests like those held by the conservative Westboro Baptist Church. Westboro church members are known for their anti-gay protests at the funerals of U.S. soldiers, claiming the soldiers' deaths are a result of America's tolerance for homosexuality. They have been known to protest local high schools in the St. Louis area and according to accounts, also came to protest at the Jewish Community Center in 2009. Last month, Town and Country-Manchester Patch reported that the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirmed …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Excerpts from the latest City of Creve Coeur Newsletter, this time from council members representing the second ward.
Earlier this spring, country music star Willie Nelson created quite a little stir by playing a round of golf at the Creve Coeur Golf Course. He was in St. Louis for just three days for a one-night performance at the Pageant. In this short amount of time, he managed to play our golf course. We like to think that he heard great things about our golf course and had to see for himself. Or maybe his tour bus was driving by on Olive Boulevard and he saw our new sign at Olive and Craig! Not to be outdone, the Creve Coeur Ice Arena also sees its fair share of interesting visitors including professional skaters and hockey players. But for someone famous you can see on a regular, almost daily basis at the ice arena, the honor goes to Igor Lisovsky…
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
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Tara Nealey is running unopposed for re-election.
Tara Nealey is one of two Creve Coeur City Counci members running unopposed in April. We asked her about the biggest issue facing Ward Two, her thoughts on development of a "downtown" Creve Coeur, how the city should handle the Olive Blvd. Transportation Development District and her priorities if re-elected. The Biggest Issue Facing Ward Two Nealey told Patch the biggest issue facing Ward Two is the control of development along Olive Blvd: "People have differing views about control of traffic and how much development is enough and what kind of development is the right development," she said. "When people drive through Creve Coeur, that’s where they tend to be driving through and we want that to be a really nice area. We want it to be a …
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: