Sunday, March 25, 2012
Candidates for city council in University City respond to our reader's questions.
Several weeks ago University City Patch readers to participate in the election process by telling us what they would ask the candidates for University City City Council. We asked the candidates for office to respond to your questions. The following are the answers provided by incumbent Terry Crow and Carol Wofsey; First Ward; Jan Adams and Paulette Carr, Second Ward. Our original story ran Feb. 27 so some new information may have come to light between the question being asked and the candidates answering. Ed asked: The Mayor and City Manager are currently violating two council resolutions where the Council specifically voted, and obviously intended, to use the driving range lights. The U City Charter and Municipal Code constantly states …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Jan Adams and Paulette Carr are seeking a seat on the University City City Council.
University City voters have a lot to decide on Tuesday, April 3, when they head to the polls. For the city council, there are contested races in Wards 1 and 2. In Ward 3, Arthur Sharpe Jr. is running unopposed for reelection. Patch asked each candidate to answer a series of questions to introduce themselves to voters. Here are the candidates for Ward 2. Incumbent Lynn Ricci did not seek reelection.
Carr faces Jan Adams in the Ward 2 election on Tuesday, April 3.
University City Patch asked each municipal candidate to fill out an election questionnaire based on our questions and those submitted by readers. Each candidate was given the same questions. Here is Paulette Carr, candidate for Ward Two, in her own words. Professional Background Civic Service What do you like about U City? I like the diversity and cultural richness of the city, and the vitality this provides for city residents. In addition, the unique Loop is a big asset to our city. I like the tradition of open debate in city government, though we have gotten away from that in recent years. The fact that people from so many backgrounds are able to live and work together in one city is something we should be proud of. If you could change …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
A look at how candidates for city council in University City are spending their money.
Nothing comes for free and that includes running for office. In addition to raising money, candidates from school board to president of the United States are required to file campaign finance reports. Candidates for city council, like those running in the April 3 University City municipal election, are required to file reports with the Saint Louis County Elections Board and Missouri Ethics Commission. Those reports must be filed 40 days, 30 days and 8 days prior to the election by the campaign committees. These are public records available upon request. Here is a look at the 40 day committee disclosures for candidates for University City City Council. Incumbent Terry Crow and Carol Wofsey are running in Ward 1. Jan Adams and Paulette …
Friday, March 9, 2012
A candidate forum was held Wednesday at University City Library.
The University Park subdivision hosted a Ward 2 candidate forum Wednesday, March 7, at the University City Library. The format of the event was moderated Q and A with Ward 2 candidates Jan Adams and Paulette Carr. Repps Hudson served as moderator. University City Patch filmed the opening statements of each candidate. Look for a story later today with more information on each candidate's stance on issues.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
City council candidates will debate Wednesday, March 7, at University City Library.
The University Park subdivision is hosting a Ward 2 candidate forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at the University City Library. The event will be held in the library auditorium. The format will be a moderated Q and A with the Ward 2 candidates. They are:
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Candidates will appear on the April ballot.
Filing for a spot on University City's municipal ballot closed at 5 p.m. today. The election will be held Tuesday, April 3. Incumbents filed to retain their seats in two of the three wards with open seats. Second Ward Council member Lynn Ricci did not file to retain her seat. The candidates are as follows: First Ward Second Ward Third Ward Look for candidate profiles in coming weeks.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Paulette Carr said economic development, open government and retaining and attracting residents will be priorities in her campaign.
Paulette Carr, who has been involved in many University City issues in the last several years, is running for City Council in Ward 2. The seat is currently held by Councilmember Lynn Ricci. No word yet on whether Ricci will run for re-election. She did not file papers on Tuesday, the first day for candidate filling. In literature accompanying her announcement, Carr points out that she led the drive for the first ever state audit of University City. Carr said that after participating in government as a citizen, she has decided to take the next step and run for City Council. “Economic development, open government and retaining and attracting residents will be issues I will be emphasizing in my campaign,” Carr said in a news release. Carr …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Five University City residents filed the lawsuit against the City of University City, claiming Sunshine Law violations and asking that the hiring of City Manager Lehman Walker be voided.
A lawsuit filed by five residents against University City alleging Sunshine Law violations in its hiring of City Manager Lehman Walker has been dismissed. On Monday, Dec. 9th, plaintiffs - Paulette Carr, Mark and Tamara Donohoe, Steve McMahon and Tom Sullivan - filed a notice of dismissal without prejudice through their attorneys. "The plaintiffs in the lawsuit withdrew the lawsuit without prejudice," wrote Carr in an email to University City Patch. "It can be resumed at a later date," she added. Carr said the suit was suspended while she focuses on campaigning for a City Council seat in Ward 2. In addition to taking issue with the selection process for city manager, the suit also alleged other Sunshine Law violations including improperly …