Jul 28

County Council 101

Posted on July 28, 2021 at 8:47 AM by County Council

I’ve been a member of the St. Charles County Council for 10 years. The County Council is the legislative body of County Government. While each Council member has different views and perspectives, we all agree that we’re here to make St. Charles County an even better place to live. This month, I thought it would be helpful to explain, for those who don’t know, how the Council works and how you can stay in touch and be involved.

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Jul 27

EOC Vital to Pandemic Response

Posted on July 27, 2020 at 6:00 AM by County Council

In 2018, St. Charles County opened a new Emergency Operations Center (EOC) adjacent to the St. Charles County Police Department in O’Fallon. Home to St. Charles County Regional Emergency Management, the Department of Emergency Communications, and a data center for the Information Systems department, the facility quickly became vital to managing county-wide response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Oct 29

Tough Choices - Again

Posted on October 29, 2019 at 2:10 PM by County Council

In December 2016, I wrote an article for the County's e-Connection newsletter called “Tough Choices” that reported on the growing budgetary challenges faced by St. Charles County. At that time, the County Executive and County Council were grappling with finalizing the 2017 budget. The steady growth rate in the County population, declining growth rate of sales tax revenues and increased cost of operations (especially in the area of law enforcement) were the primary issues facing us at that time.

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