St. Louis County Council

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County Council Members Question Stenger on Northwest Plaza Deal

June 19, 2018 - 10:39 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger could feel the heat from County Council members tonight, when a committee's investigation into a big real estate deal comes up.

It's the deal that moved several county departments from spots across the county into one place - the former Northwest Plaza shopping mall, the 20-year lease inked with Stenger's largest campaign donor.

The committee for three meetings grilled staff members about how the deal came together and who pushed it. Longtime public works officials testified that the deal was unusual. And the committee's report recommended the Missouri Attorney General and even federal prosecutors look into this. 

County Council begins at 6:30.