Parson names 19th freeholder appointee; County Council readies vote on Page’s nominees

The regional Board of Freeholders moved closer to reality Tuesday, as Gov. Mike Parson named Joseph Blanner, a St. Louis County lawyer who lives in Jefferson County, as the 19th member.

Meanwhile, the St. Louis County Council was expected to vote Tuesday night on whether to approve County Executive Sam Page’s previously announced nine nominees to the board, which is to consider governance changes for St. Louis and the county.

But Mayor Lyda Krewson’s nine appointees were still mired in a St. Louis aldermanic committee as committee leaders and the mayor couldn’t reach agreement on who should ultimately represent the city.

Sam Moore, the chairman of the aldermanic Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, convened a brief meeting of his panel Tuesday afternoon, then recessed it to another meeting Wednesday afternoon.

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