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Officials with Page’s administration said the county needs to finish internal investigation by county counselor’s office before it can move forward.
Proposal would let members of the public appear virtually at the meetings, speaking on camera for no more than three minutes.
Four of the new infections were confirmed in inmates tested for COVID-19 as they were booked into the facility for the first time, said Sara Dayley, spokeswoman for the St. Louis County Department of Health.
St. Louis County Councilman Tim Fitch, a political foe, said the county executive is required by the charter to ‘devote his entire time to the duties of his office.’
The new infections were confirmed when jail officials retested nearly 900 people incarcerated in the facility following an outbreak discovered Oct. 2.
The address followed a vote by the council to approve two bills requiring council approval to extend emergency orders and health orders past 15 days.
Councilwoman Rita Days joins the council’s three Republicans; Page promises a veto.
At the time, Erby publicly complained that Page didn’t value the work of Black women.
Republican Ernie Trakas and Democrat Rita Days, the two swing votes on the council, said they support limiting Page's authority.
The fundraising totals continue an unprecedented fundraising streak for any Democratic challenger to Wagner, a four-term incumbent.