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From County Executive Steve Stenger’s Desk

Steve Stenger

A message from County Executive Steve Stenger

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government. Thomas Jefferson, the president in office when the first governing body of St. Louis County was established in the early 1800’s, spoke these words.

Since its humble beginnings our beloved county has grown into a social and economic force with the highest per capita income in the state and one of the strongest technology markets in the nation. With world class schools, parks, arts, and culture St. Louis County is a place so many are proud to call home.

Yet today, there is much work to be done. Our citizens have become concerned with the direction we are headed and the very way we deal with the issues we face. They expect better. They deserve better. Their call for change has been heard.

We can no longer rest on our economic successes of the 20th century. We can no longer rest on our past notions of equality and fairness. In short, the time has come for change. We must move our county forward and upward with common purpose, leaving no one behind. Understanding we are all St. Louis Countians.

We must build a county where our residents have the equal economic opportunities they need to have a good paying job, to start a business, to build a home and raise a family in a safe and fair community, and to educate their children in an environment where learning is fostered with none forgotten.

We must build a county where our residents’ health and prosperity are top priorities. Where the County unites behind issues of public concern from Ferguson to the burning Bridgeton landfill; from Coldwater creek to issues of poverty and the basic health of our citizens particularly our children; from issues of quality of life and safety to social justice.

We must restore confidence in our county government. Restoring confidence means accepting responsibility for our successes and our failures and keeping the promises we made. We will operate the county in an open and transparent manner. We will build efficiencies within St. Louis County and we will work with our regional partners to build efficiencies across our county’s boundaries. All county residents- every creed and color, from every walk of life want an effective well run government and a prosperous region.

I will work with limitless determination to bring our citizens together from the disenfranchised to the affluent, from those with power to those who have none. Ladies and gentlemen the world is watching us.

With your help we will show the world a fabric of communities with equal opportunity, fairness and justice for all leaving no one behind. We are St. Louis County. God bless St. Louis County.

County Executive Steve Stenger

The Pulse: Imagining Tomorrow for St. Louis County

The PULSE is a collection of social and economic indicators regarding the vitality of St. Louis County. The St. Louis County Department of Planning is collecting and tracking this information as we continue to implement the strategic plan, "Imagining Tomorrow for St. Louis County." As new information comes in, we will share it with you here.

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#tbt to yesterday when County Executive Steve Stenger was a guest on the Mark Reardon Show. #stlco Meet our Revenue Director Greg Quinn. Still getting the offices set up, but we're already working to move this County forward, together. It's that time of the year. What are you most excited about as the New Year nears? Remembering those that have protected our freedoms tomorrow... #VeteransDay St. Louis County is issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples following Wednesday's ruling making the same sex marriage ban unconstitutional. Take a look at what is required for any couple planning to marry in St. Louis County: #BreastCancerAwareness on the #StlCo admin building... #ThinkPink Did you know our pet adoption center is now open 7 days a week. Come over and play with some really cute animals or adopt your new family member for $40. Congrats to Officer Krinitskiy St. Louis County Police Department’s Central County Precinct “Officer of the Second Quarter!” County Executive Dooley welcomes the Missouri Public Transit Association conference to St. Louis on Monday morning at the Renaissance Grand Hotel.

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