Wednesday, September 5, 2012
U City Councilman Terry Crow, a member of the DNC's Rules Committee, discusses why he believes that Democratic candidates can benefit from the controversy over Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin's remark about "legitimate rape."
The Democratic National Convention kicked off Tuesday in Charlotte, NC, and local Democrats expressed hope for a strong showing by Democrats in November. University City City Council Member Terry Crow sits on the DNC's Rules Committee. He told the St. Louis Beacon Monday that he was hopeful about the party's chances this fall. Crow credited the controversy around Rep. Todd Akin and his legitimate rape comments for firing up the state's Democratic party. “He galvanized our base and more than likely alienated a number of independent voters,’’ Crow told the Beacon. Akin faces Sen. Claire McCaskill on the November ballot. She has supported Akin's remaining on the ballot, but said the comments were "a window into Akin's mind." To read the full…
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The University City City Council voted to turn the lights back on Monday.
Over a year after the lights on the driving range at Ruth Park Golf Course were turned off, the University City City Council voted Monday to reverse that decision. The lights were turned off after residents near the University City driving range complained that they were too bright. Before the policy change, the range lights would stay on until 9:30 p.m. The council voted 4-3 to turn the lights back on while the Park Commission and Traffic Commission review a report on additional options for the driving range. The issue was raised by Ward 1 Councilman Terry Crow. Michael Glickert, Stephen Kraft and Mayor Shelley Welsch voted against the measure. Crow, Byron Price, Arthur Sharpe Jr. and newly seated Ward 2 Councilwoman Paulette Carr voted …
Monday, April 23, 2012
New University City City Council swearing in is tonight.
The newly elected members of the University City City Council will be sworn in during tonight's city council meeting. The meeting is slated for 6:30 p.m. at University City City Hall. The current board will handle several items before the swearing in. Agenda items include: Proclamations Approval of Minutes City Manager's Report Unfinished Business Bills Resolution Swearing in of: Council Reports/Business The meeting is open to the public.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
A look at the results from the Tuesday, April 3, municipal election.
University City Patch will bring you updated election information as it becomes available. Unofficial results are from the St. Louis County Election Commission. The vote tallies still need to be certified. With 7 of 7 precincts counted: Ward 1 With 6 of 6 precincts counted: Ward 2 With 6 of 6 precincts counted. Ward 3 Proposition S With 764 of 817 precincts counted: To see updates from throughout the night, click here.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The League of Women Voters held a University City election forum Wednesday.
Just days before the municipal election, candidates for the University City City Council appeared at the League of Women Voters forum to answer questions from constituents. The event, held at the University City Public Library, featured the four candidates running in the city's 1st and 2nd Wards. The candidates for a four-year term on the city council are: The event moderator took questions from the audience and addressed them to the candidates. The questions ranged from questions of policy to those regarding current events in city hall. Candidates were asked when they first learned of the ICMA censure of City Manager Lehman Walker and what role, if any, they played in it. Wofsey and Crow both said they had no part in the investigation …
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 …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Incumbent Terry Crow and challenger Carol Wofsey 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 1.
The incumbent Ward 1 councilman is up for reelection on 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 questionnaire. Look for the candidate responses to reader questions on Sunday, March 25. Here is Terry Crow, candidate for Ward 1, in his own words. Professional Background Terry brings an extensive legal and financial background to University City’s city council. He has previously served as: What do you like about U City? I am proud to live in a city where people from different cultures, religions, orientations, colors and political opinions can come together to create a safe, vibrant community for themselves and their children. If you could change one thing, …
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 …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
After city documents fail to hide personal information.
To file for a business license, a liquor license or any other city permit, applicants must provide University City with several pieces of personal information. That information can include, but is not limited to, home and business address, financial documents and Social Security numbers. That information is required for city officials to gage whether an applicant has fulfilled state and other requirements before granting a city license. But should it be public? City Councilman Terry Crow says not and complained Monday about the failure of the city to protect the privacy of its residents and business owners. In public information packets provided for the board meeting, private information, including Social Security numbers was not redacted …