Wednesday Budget Hearing On Public Safety Cuts

budget2018_AOP_cover-page-001St. Louis City Board of Aldermen
Ways & Means Committee
8:30 am Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Leisure Room, City Hall, 1200 Market

Open to the Public but the public opportunity to testify was a one hour meeting last week.

Hearing on Budget for Public Safety Department
Director
Corrections Division
Fire Department
Police Department

Cuts to Public Safety Department Budget includes…
-$280,000 Building Division (cut 5 positions + miscellaneous)
-$205,000 Neighborhood Stabilization (cut 3 positions)
-$140,000 Corrections Division (salary savings and overtime reductions)
-$30,000 Excise Divisions (salaries down)
-$143,000 Police Department (cut 5 vacant Park ranger positions + miscellaneous)
-$70,000 Police Department (cut 1 vacant Marshal position + miscellaneous)

City Website Calendar Notice

Board Bill 1 (FY2018 Budget)

Here’s the proposed City Operating Plan for FY2018, department by department, it will give you more information than the budget bill.

Budget Division FY 2018 Budget slide show

Video of Budget Division FY 2018 Budget Presentation to BOA Ways & Means Committee

Ways & Means Committee Members: 8th Ward Alderman Stephen Conway (Chair), 27th Ward Alderwoman Pam Boyd (elected in April), 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad (elected in April), 19th Ward Alderwoman Marlene E Davis, 14th Ward Alderwoman Carol Howard, 4th Ward Alderman Samuel L. Moore, 13th Ward Alderwoman Beth Murphy, 23rd Ward Alderman Joseph Vaccaro. Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all committees.

Contact Information for Aldermen and Board PresidentContact Information for Aldermen and Board President

Monday SRG Soulard Safety Committee Meeting

soulardSoulard Restoration Group
Soulard Safety Committee Meeting
7-8:30 pm Monday, May 22, 2017
Soulard Station, 1911 S. 12th

Open to the Public

SRG Safety Committee IS NOT Soulard Special Business District, the special taxing district created in 1994 and funded by a property tax for extra security for Soulard. See map below for boundaries.
ssbd_boundrymapNext SSBD Meeting is 6 pm Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 at Soulard Station, 1911 S 12th. Open to the Public. If you’d like on the agenda to speak at that meeting, contact chairman@soulard-sbd.org at least one day in advance of meeting.

The SSBD does not publish agendas or meeting minutes on its website.

There is a vacancy on the SSBD Board of Commissioners for a residential renter and a residential property owner seat expired the end of 2016.

There is also group working on a Soulard Community Improvement District to be funded with a sales tax. See map below for proposed boundaries

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Monday Preservation Board: Frenchtown Dog Park & Compton Hts Appeal

Pierre Laclede Statue4 pm Monday, May 22, 2017
St. Louis Preservation Board
1520 Market (City Hall West), Room 2000

Full Agenda

Central West End
4301 Maryland, 28th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Lauren and Mark Mathis) – Construct ten-unit three story condo building on a single vacant parcel

Compton Heights
1930 Virginia, 6th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Sharon E. Behlmann, c/o Sidney Holding Group, LLC) – Appeal of Denial by Director to construct a two-story, two-family house on a vacant parcel

Forest Park Southeast
1092-94 South Kingshighway  (Owner/Applicant:  Drury Development) – Appeal of Denial by Director to demolish 2-story 4-family brick house constructed 1902

Shaw
4239 Shenandoah, 8th Ward (Owner/Applicant:  Alesha Scott)-  Appeal of Denial by Director to retain non-compliant door and sidelights installed without a permit

“The applicant applied for and received a building permit for full rehabilitation December 16, 2015. A complaint was received by our office for the installation of a non-compliant door August 30. Upon inspection, it was noted that the original front door and sidelight had been removed and a single contemporary door with flanking sidelights had been installed without a permit. The owner was contacted and made no action to correct the violation and the issue was referred to Housing Court. The owner has now applied for a permit to try and retain the work.”

Soulard
1817 S. 10th, 7th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Frenchtown Dog Park) – Construct two gazebos and storage shed at dog park
dog park

Monday Drinking Liberally Happy Hour

2017 Join the Left-Leaning Community for cocktails and conversations 6:30-9 pm Monday, May 22nd at Drinking Liberally St. Louis Chapter’s Happy Hour on the patio at Nadine’s, 1931 S 12th in Soulard.

RSVP to mtceselski@aol.com by Sunday evening.

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DLphoto3 - CopyPreviously scheduled Guest Speaker State Rep Bruce Franks will be unable to join us Monday because the Governor has called Legislature back into Special Session. He will be with us at the June Happy Hour.

Instead, Cara Spencer, Executive Director, Consumers Council of Missouri , will be joining us to talk about Special Session issues.

DLphotoDNC Committeewoman & Alderwoman Megan Green remains on the agenda to speak on Democratic Party platform reform.

Plus- Rex Bingo! With interesting prizes.

More information on Drinking Liberally St. Louis Chapter.

Sunday Annie Malone May Day Parade & Family Festival Downtown

anniemaloneIf you love marching bands and drumlines, you don’t want to miss this parade…

1 pm Sunday, May 21
107th Annie Malone May Day Parade
Market Street Route: 20th & Market to Broadway @ Market

11 am to 6 pm Family Festival
Lip Sync Contest
Bounce House and Activities for Kids
Games
Giveaways
DJ Spinoff with 27 DJs
DJ

Event Webpage
Event Facebook Page

5/18/2017 St. Louis American 107th Parade returns on Sunday, proceeds continue to help children in need

4/20/2017 St. Louis Magazine By the Numbers: The Annie Malone May Day Parade and Festival

Thursday Hearing on Cuts to Parks & Forestry Budget

pontiac1St. Louis City Board of Aldermen
Ways & Means Committee
8:30 am Thursday, May 18, 2017
Leisure Room, City Hall, 1200 Market

Open to the Public but the public opportunity to testify was the one hour Wednesday at another meeting 

+ Approve Notices for the Minimum Wage Law & Rules and Regulations

+ Hearing on Budget for Parks Department:
Parks Division- $200,000 Reduction (3 vacant positions)
Forestry- $100,000 Reduction (weed control contract)

City Website Calendar Notice

Board Bill 1 (FY2018 Budget)

Here’s the proposed City Operating Plan for FY2018, department by department, it will give you more information than the budget bill.

Budget Division FY 2018 Budget slide show

Video of Budget Division FY 2018 Budget Presentation to BOA Ways & Means Committee

Ways & Means Committee Members: 8th Ward Alderman Stephen Conway (Chair), 27th Ward Alderwoman Pam Boyd (elected in April), 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad (elected in April), 19th Ward Alderwoman Marlene E Davis, 14th Ward Alderwoman Carol Howard, 4th Ward Alderman Samuel L. Moore, 13th Ward Alderwoman Beth Murphy, 23rd Ward Alderman Joseph Vaccaro. Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all committees.

Contact Information for Aldermen and Board President

Wednesday Hearing On Budget Cuts To Streets Dept

budget2018_AOP_cover-page-001St. Louis City Board of Aldermen
Ways & Means Committee
9 am Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Leisure Room, City Hall, 1200 Market

Open to the Public but the public opportunity to testify is one hour Wednesday at another meeting. 

Hearing on Budget Cuts for Streets Department:
Street Division- $215,000 Reduction (5 utility & construction positions)
Traffic & Lighting Division- $170,000 Reduction (1 position & supplies)
Refuse Division- $250,000 Reduction (7 vacant positions in Refuse)
– $80,000 Reduction (Towing & Director’s office miscellaneous)
– $107,000 Reduction (school crossing guards, allegedly to be funded instead by School District)

Added to Agenda: Hearing on Board Bill 12 relating to City borrowing

City Website Calendar Notice (unfortunately edited to remove Streets Dept. Budget hearing while adding BB12.

Board Bill 1 (FY2018 Budget)

Here’s the proposed City Operating Plan for FY2018, department by department, it will give you more information than the budget bill.

Budget Division FY 2018 Budget slide show

Video of Budget Division FY 2018 Budget Presentation to BOA Ways & Means Committee

Ways & Means Committee Members: 8th Ward Alderman Stephen Conway (Chair), 27th Ward Alderwoman Pam Boyd (elected in April), 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad (elected in April), 19th Ward Alderwoman Marlene E Davis, 14th Ward Alderwoman Carol Howard, 4th Ward Alderman Samuel L. Moore, 13th Ward Alderwoman Beth Murphy, 23rd Ward Alderman Joseph Vaccaro. Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all committees.

Contact Information for Aldermen and Board President