1 pm Wednesday BOA Meeting on Stadium Public Vote Bill #NoVoteNoStadium

1 pm Wednesday, December 2, 2015
St. Louis City Board of Aldermen
Convention, Tourism, Arts & Humanities Committee
Kennedy Hearing Room, City Hall, 1200 Market

Public Hearing on Board Bill 207

by Alderwoman Megan E. Green (15th Ward), Alderman Samuel L. Moore (4th Ward), Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia (6th Ward), Alderwoman Cara Spencer (20th Ward), Alderman Shane Cohn (25th Ward), Alderman Chris Carter (27th Ward)

Board Bill 207 would require voter approval on City financial assistance for construction of a new stadium.

Members of the BOA Convention & Tourism Committee include: Alderman Joe Vollmer (10th Ward), Alderman Jack Coatar (7th Ward), Alderman Shane Cohn (25th Ward), Alderwoman Marlene Davis (19th Ward), Alderwoman Tammika Hubbard (5th Ward), Alderwoman Lyda Krewson (28th Ward), Alderman Scott Ogilvie (24th Ward), and Alderwoman Sharon Tyus (1st Ward).

Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all committees.

Contact Information for Members of the Board of Aldermen

Contact Information for Board President Reed

Additional information relating to Board Bill 207 previously posted.

5:30 pm Wednesday Planning Commission Meeting

St. Louis City Planning Commission
5:30 pm Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Planning & Urban Design Agency
1520 Market,  2nd floor, Conference Room B

Note: Planning Commission hearings/votes come before Board of Aldermen hearings/votes.

Agenda Includes

Public Hearing & Vote on
Great Rivers Greenway’s North Riverfront Open Space & Redevelopment Plan

Votes on

Rezoning of 2748-54 Chippewa @ California (Owner: Chippewa Towers LLC)
20th Ward – Dutchtown/Gravois Jefferson Streetcar District

Redevelopment of 4626-70, 4625-31 & 4647-63 St. Ferdinand Ave (Owner: LRA et al)
4th Ward – Greater Ville

6 pm Tuesday BOA Hearing on New Stadium Public Financing #NoVoteNoStadium

Make Your Voice Heard!
Testify @ The Hearing. Contact Your Alderman. Contact BOA President Lewis Reed.

6 pm Tuesday, November 24, 2015
St. Louis City Board of Aldermen
Ways & Means Committee
@ O’Fallon Park Recreation Center, 3434 West Florissant

Public Hearing on Board Bill 219  by Alderwoman Tammika Hubbard (5th Ward), Alderman Jack Coatar (7th Ward), Alderman Ken Ortmann (9th Ward)

Board Bill 219 would authorize a Financing Agreement between City of St. Louis, Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority, and State of Missouri for construction and leasing of a new stadium.

The STLRSA consists of three members appointed by St. Louis City Mayor with consent of Board of Aldermen, three members appointed by St. Louis County Executive with consent of County Council, and two member appointed by the Governor. More information on RCSCA

A bit of history- Jim Shrewsbury, the STLRSA chairman, is the former President of the St. Louis City Board of Aldermen. He was defeated for re-election by current Board President Lewis Reed.

Members of the BOA Ways & Means Committee include: Alderman Steve Conway (8th Ward), Alderman Chris Carter (27th Ward), Alderman Antonio French (27th Ward), Alderman Terry Kennedy (18th Ward), Alderman Sam Moore (4th Ward), Alderwoman Beth Murphy (13th Ward), Alderman Scott Ogilvie (24th Ward), Alderman Joe Vaccaro (23rd Ward).

The O’Fallon Park Rec Center is owned by the City of St. Louis but operated by the YMCA and located in committee member Alderman French’s 27th Ward.

Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all committees.

Contact Information for Members of the Board of Aldermen

Contact Information for Board President Reed

CANCELLED: Tues Nov. 24 Drinking Liberally Happy Hour

It looked like only a handful of people were coming. Lots of our regulars are traveling for the Thanksgiving Holiday. I suspect that cheap gas has something to do with it. So we cancelled.

But it turned out people had also RSVPed via Nextdoor, which I had not checked. So we should not have cancelled. But it happened. Sorry.

Our next Drinking Liberally Happy Hour is 6:30 pm Tuesday, December 22nd at Pizzeoli’s. That will occur even if it is just me, Dave, and Bob.

Liberally Yours.
Marie Ceselski
7th Ward Committeewoman

10 am Monday, Nov. 23 BOA Hearing On Stadium Public Vote

City Hall310 am Monday, November 23, 2015
St. Louis City Board of Aldermen
Convention, Tourism, Arts & Humanities Committee
Leisure Room, City Hall, 1200 Market

Public Hearing on Board Bill 207 by Alderwoman Megan E. Green (15th Ward), Alderman Samuel L. Moore (4th Ward), Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia (6th Ward), Alderwoman Cara Spencer (20th Ward), Alderman Shane Cohn (25th Ward), Alderman Chris Carter (27th Ward)

Board Bill 207 would require voter approval on City financial assistance from for construction of a new stadium. The Ballot question would be:

Shall the City of St. Louis be authorized to enter into an agreement with the Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority for the purpose of providing financial assistance in connection with the construction and/or operation of a new sports and entertainment facility to be located within the City of St. Louis?

In 2002, St. Louis City Voters collected initiative petition signatures to place on the ballot the issue of requiring public votes on public funding of future stadiums. On November 2, 2002, City Voters approved the ordinance a vote of 55% to 45%.

In 2004, St. Louis County Voters passed a similar ordinance by a vote of 72% to 28%.

In May, 2015, Governor Jay Nixon contacted St. Louis County and said the County’s participation in financing the new stadium was not needed.

On August 3, 2015, Circuit Court Judge Thomas Frawley struck down the City’s stadium public vote ordinance. For those new to St. Louis City, our Circuit Court Judges are appointed by the Governor, not elected.

The City of St. Louis had defended the ordinance in the Circuit Court but has not appealed Judge Frawley’s decision.

Members of the BOA Convention & Tourism Committee include: Alderman Joe Vollmer (10th Ward), Alderman Jack Coatar (7th Ward), Alderman Shane Cohn (25th Ward), Alderwoman Marlene Davis (19th Ward), Alderwoman Tammika Hubbard (5th Ward), Alderwoman Lyda Krewson (28th Ward), Alderman Scott Ogilvie (24th Ward), and Alderwoman Sharon Tyus (1st Ward). Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all committees.

Contact Information for Members of the Board of Aldermen and Board President Reed.

Tuesday Nov. 17 BOA Neighborhood Development Hearing: Board Bills By Neighborhood With Owner

City Hall39 am Tuesday, November 17 @ Kennedy Hearing Room, City Hall
Agenda

BEVO MILL 13th Ward
Board Bill #188 by Alderwoman Murphy: Redevelopment plan for 4309 Gertrude – Owner: Habitat for Humanity

CARONDELET 11th Ward
Board Bill #189 by Alderman Villa: Redevelopment plan for 6329 Minnesota – Owner: Aiden McNamara & Shannon A Nickless

CENTRAL WEST END 18th Ward

Board Bill #227 by Alderman Kennedy: Redevelopment plan for 4245-4259 Lindell – Owner: Alliance Petroleum LLC

Board Bill #228 by Alderman Kennedy: Redevelopment plan for 625 N Euclid – Owner: Cullinan Euclid LLC

MCKINLEY HEIGHTS 7th Ward

Board Bill #180 by Alderman Coatar: Redevelopment plan for 2268 S. Jefferson – Owner: Willard & Stephanie Botkin

Board Bill #181 by Alderman Coatar: Redevelopment plan for 2242 Shenandoah – Owner: Henry Powers

SHAW 8th Ward

Board Bill #187 by Alderman Conway: Redevelopment plan for 4020 Russell Blvd – Owner: Arand’s Tree Service

Board Bill #225 by Alderman Conway: Redevelopment plan for 3800 Shaw – Owner: Curt Ballard

SOUTHWEST GARDEN 10th Ward
Board Bill #224 by Alderman Vollmer: Redevelopment plan for 2733 January – Owner: Matthew P & Lisa P Vorst

TOWER GROVE SOUTH 10th Ward

Board Bill #222 by Alderman Vollmer: Redevelopment plan for 4339 Juniata – Owner: Alan & Julie Sommer

Board Bill #223 by Alderman Vollmer: Redevelopment plan for 4418-4420 Connecticut – Owner: 4418 Connecticut LLC