Saturday BDay Party for Cori Bush, Special Guest Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

OcasioBush7 pm Saturday Birthday Party & GOTV Rally for
Cori Bush for Congress
With Special Guest Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
The Ready Room, 4195 Manchester
Admission: Free 1st
RSVP to evenbrite

Public Transit: Unfortunately, #31 Chouteau will not be running on Manchester in Ready Room vicinity this Saturday.


Wednesday E&A: Amendment To Airport Privatization Scam Contract

rexcMake your voice heard. Contact your Alderman and Mayor, Comptroller, Board President. Contact info at end of post.

2 pm Wednesday, July 17, 2018
Board of Estimate & Apportionment (Mayor, Comptroller, Board President)
Mayor’s Office
Room 200, City Hall, 1200 Market

City Online Calendar Meeting Notice


Agenda Item #5 is interesting. The Comptroller, who voted against the Airport Privatization Consultant Contract with ties to Rex Sinquefield, is now asking for an amendment to the contract.

In other Lambert Airport news, Lambert is getting $10.2 Million from the FAA to repair runway 12L/30R & lighting system for the runway. It’s one of 450 grants in 49 states. The matching funds required from City are $3.4 Million. According to 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer, if the airport was privately run, the City’s match increase by 20%, another $750,000.

Lambert Airport Privatization News & Commentary Feed

Read the 52 Comments to Federation Aviation Administration on Lambert Airport Privatization (APPP) here

Contact Information…
Mayor Lyda Krewson 
Comptroller Darlene Green (member of Airport Commissioner)
Board President Lewis Reed (member of Airport Commission)
Members of Board of Aldermen

Wednesday Appeal: Resale Shop @ Lafayette Sq; Next Week Soulard BP

public_hearing1:30 pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
St. Louis Board of Adjustment
Room 208, City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public

City Online Calendar Notice/Agenda

Wednesday’s Agenda Includes one 7th Ward/Lafayette Appeal:

APPEAL #20149 -– Appeal filed by DBA Orphaned Objects from the determination of the Building Commissioner in the denial of an occupancy permit authorizing the Appellant to operate a resale shop at 1463 S. 18th St – Zone B – Two-Family Dwelling District. The address is owned by Stray Rescue. The Missouri Secretary of State database has no registration for Orphaned Objects.

Next Week, July 25th Agenda Includes one 7th Ward/Soulard Appeal:

APPEAL #10428 – Appeal filed by South Side Properties LLC – BP Corner Market, from the determination of the Building Commissioner to construct a convenience store/gas station, per plans, applying to amend condition #2 (to allow the sales of individual cans of beer) and condition #3 (to allow the sales of blunt cigars in original packaging) of the variance, at 701 Russell. Zone G – Local Commercial and Office District

7th Ward Independent Democrats Endorsements

Vote-Counts1We finished our voting tonight. The last issue to be decided- Prop 1- received a No Endorsement Vote. Noes came in second.

August 7, 2018 Endorsements
By 7th Ward Independent Democrats &

7th Ward Committeewoman Marie Ceselski

U.S. Senator: Re-Elect Claire McCaskill
State Auditor: Elect Nicole Galloway
Prop A: Vote No On Right To Work For Less

1st District U.S. House: Elect Cori Bush
78th District Missouri House: Re-Elect Bruce Franks Jr.
79th District Missouri House: No Endorsement

Collector of Revenue: Re-Elect Gregory F.X. Daly
License Collector: Elect Dana Kelly-Franks
Recorder of Deeds: Re-Elect Sharon Quigley Carpenter

Prop 1 GO Bond Issue: No Endorsement

Filing Begins Tuesday For School Board

schoolTuesday, July 17th, filing begins for the November 6th St. Louis City School Board Election. Filing closes August 21st.

Two School Board members will be elected on November 6th for seats presently held by Donna Jones and Bill Haas.

School Board members are elected at-large by non-partisan ballot.

Information on St. Louis City Elected School Board

If you are interested in running for School Board, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman Marie Ceselski (630-7599 would like to meet with you to talk about your running and answer any questions you have about filing or running, including campaign finance reporting requirements.

Here is some basic information about filing for School Board.

Where and When to File: Filing is done at the St. Louis City Board of Election Commissioners, 300 N. Tucker between 8 am and 5 pm Weekdays.

Qualifications for running for School Board:

  • Must be a resident of the City of St. Louis for at least three years.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen for at least three years.
  • Must be a Registered Voter in the City of St. Louis.
  • Must be at least 24 years of age.
  • Must not owe any taxes.
  • Must not have an interest in any contract with or claim against the School Board, either directly or indirectly.
  • Must not be registered or required to be registered as a sex offender.
  • Must not have been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony or misdemeanor under the federal laws of the United States.
  • Must not have been found guilty to or pled guilty to a felony under the laws of Missouri.
  • Must not have been found guilty to or pled guilty to an offense committed in another state that would be considered a felony in Missouri.
  • Must file a Personal Financial Disclosure Statement.
    Must file Campaign Finance Reports with Missouri Ethics Commission.
  • Filing Fee: $100

Missouri School Board Association’s A Candidate’s Guide to Running for the School Board

7th Ward Independent Democrats will sponsor a School Board Candidate Survey and Candidate Forum.