Tuesday Liquor License Hearing: 9th Street Deli @ Howard’s

drinks9:30 am Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Room 418, City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public
 
 
9th Street Deli is moving from 7th Ward Soulard to 9th Ward Soulard- the previously beautifully rehabbed 2730-32 S 13th and former home of Howard’s- and asking for Full Drink, Sunday, Summer Garden licensing.
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Tuesday City Budget Hearings: Communications & Streets

BudgetMake your voice heard! Contact your Alderman, Mayor, Comptroller, Board President. Contact Information at end of post.
 
9 am Tuesday, May 22, 2018
St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Kennedy Hearing Room, Room 208
City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public
 
 
9 am Communications Division (Under Public Utilities Department) 
 
I did not know the division “monitors the performance of the cable franchise grantee, resolving complaints received from subscribers.” Those of you with Charter might want to keep that in mind. I do not know when this changed. 15 years ago when I had cable, City said there was nothing it could do about service issues. I have no idea if this is something you can CSB. Please post if you have information.
 
10 am Street Department (Street, Traffic, Refuse) 
 
Traffic & Lighting is cutting 2 employees.
 
Towing is cutting 1 employee.
 
Street Repair is cutting 1 employee.
 
Refuse Collection is cutting 2 employees but adding 1 administrative employee.
 
Street Cleaning is adding 1 employee.
 
The Refuse Division has about $11 Million in contract services for all its programs.
 
During the Budget process, the Board of Aldermen can only decrease a line item, cannot increase a line item. Increasing budget items is up to Board of Estimate & Apportionment (Mayor, Comptroller, Board President).
 
Members of Ways & Means Committee (per City website, which has proven to be inaccurate in these matters) include: Chair 26th Ward Alderman Frank Williamson, 4th Ward Alderman Sam Moore, 13th Ward Alderwoman Beth Murphy, 14th Ward Alderwoman Carol Howard, 19th Ward Alderwoman Marlene Davis, 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad, 23rd Ward Alderman Joe Vaccaro, 27th Ward Alderwoman Pam Boyd. Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all committees.
 
If you’d like to weigh in on this with your elected officials, here’s who to contact…
 
— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman

Monday (Police) Civilian Oversight Board Meeting

COBOffice5 pm Monday, May 21, 2018
Room 4029, 1520 Market, City Hall West
Open to the Public
 
 
3:30 pm Closed Session
5:00 pm Open Session including…
+Discussion on resignation of Board Member Aaron Banks; logistics of subpoena power.
 
Last Approved Minutes posted are from February 2018 Meeting 

Monday City Budget Hearings: Airport & Parks, Rec, Forestry

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

9 am Monday, May 21, 2018
St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Ways & Means Committee
Kennedy Hearing Room, Room 208
City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public

City Online Calendar Notice/Agenda

9 am Airport Budget

The Airport is adding 4 employees to Construction/Maintenance Division and Airport Commission is adding $2 Million to contract services.

10 am Parks, Recreation, Forestry Department Budget

Director’s Office is doubling budget for contract services. Recreation Division Boxing Program is doubling budget for contract services. Neither of these is a large amount but as you see from the below, the growth in spending appears to be in contract services.

Recreation Division is receiving $495,213 from Prop P to hire Recreation Leaders and hardware to track program.

Forestry Division is adding $100,000 to contract services.

Forestry Weed & Debris Control Program adding $100,000 in contract services.

Forestry Weed & Debris Control Program adding 1 more employee. Forestry District Debris Removal Program (vacant lots) is decreasing staff by 1 employee. That might be swapping which fund an employee is paid from.

Operation Brightside appears to be defunded for Materials & Supplies.

Parks Administration adding $144,000 in contract services.

During the Budget process, the Board of Aldermen can only decrease a line item, cannot increase a line item. Increasing budget items is up to Board of Estimate & Apportionment (Mayor, Comptroller, Board President).

Members of Ways & Means Committee (per City website, which has proven to be inaccurate in these matters) include: Chair 26th Ward Alderman Frank Williamson, 4th Ward Alderman Sam Moore, 13th Ward Alderwoman Beth Murphy, 14th Ward Alderwoman Carol Howard, 19th Ward Alderwoman Marlene Davis, 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad, 23rd Ward Alderman Joe Vaccaro, 27th Ward Alderwoman Pam Boyd. Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all committees.

If you’d like to weigh in on this with your elected officials, here’s who to contact…
Mayor Lyda Krewson
Comptroller Darlene Green
Board President Lewis Reed
Members of Board of Aldermen 

RSVP For Monday Drinking Liberally Happy Hour With Bruce Franks Jr.

DLphoto3 - Copy6:30-9 pm Monday, May 21, 2018
Drinking Liberally St. Louis Chapter
Nadine’s, 1931 S 12th in Soulard
Host: Marie Ceselski
Guest Speaker: State Rep. Bruce Franks, Jr.
RSVP mtceselski@aol.com

We’ll go around the tables and ask Bruce questions, similar to past two happy hours.

dl2We’ll play Rex Bingo. Prizes will include sweet potato, kale, collards, cabbage seedlings, and more.

Please bring single serve packaged food donations for Lafayette Park United Methodist Church Brown Bag Meal Program serving our unhoused neighbors. Please see List.

May2018