New Board of Aldermen Session: Bill Filings

City Hall3Make your voice heard. Contact your alderman and Board President Lewis Reed. Contact information at end of post.

Some of the 2016-2017 BOA Session’s first proposals include…

Board Bill 3 by 22nd Ward Alderman Jeffrey Boyd would create a waste tire program for St. Louis, an effort to address waste tires, a serious environmental issue. Might be some grant money for us from the State.

Board Bill 7 by 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer would prohibit semi truck traffic along parts of Chippewa, Keokuk, Osage, and Kosciusko.

Board Bill 11 by 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar for Zoning changes to Downtown and LaSalle Park Neighborhoods.

Board Bill 21 by 1st Ward Alderwoman Sharon Tyus to remove stock option related income from earnings tax exemption. She had also filed this proposal, or a similar one, late 2015-2016 Session.

Board Bill 30 by 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar to create a Wharf Vending District and  Riverfront Vending Committee comprised of St. Louis Port Authority Manager, City Special Events Director, City Streets Director, Executive Director of Great Rivers Greenway and another member designated by the Executive Director of Great Rivers Greenway.

Board Bill 36 by 28th Ward Alderwoman Lyda Krewson, 2nd Ward Alderwoman Dionne Flowers, 15th Ward Alderwoman Megan Green, 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer to create a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in partnership with St. Louis County. Here’s an Post-Dispatch article on City proposal and an article on County program.

Board Bill 40 by 28th Ward Alderwoman Lyda Krewson and 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer relating to drug overdoses and medical assistance.

And lots of development/blighting bills. Lots and lots of those.

6th Ward Alderwoman Chrissy Ingrassia is sponsoring Resolution #5 regarding the City applying for a grant from Missouri Land and Water Conservation Fund to improve Aloe Plaza across from Union Station Downtown.

Contact information for Aldermen

Contact information for Board President Lewis Reed

Monday Preservation Board Agenda Includes Soulard Demos

Pierre Laclede Statue4 pm Monday, April 25, 2016
St. Louis Preservation Board
1520 Market (City Hall West), Room 2000


Benton Park
3335 Missouri, 9th Ward (Owner: Lucas Signorelli) – New Construction of single family house on vacant lot

Central West End

4530 McPherson, 28th Ward (Owner: Jacqueline Henmi) – Appeal of Denial to retain landscape walls built without a permit


200-444 N 4th, 5th Ward (Owner: Mansion House Center) – Mansion House Center Nomination to the National Register

700-720 N Tucker, 5th Ward (Owner: Globe Building Company) – Midwest Terminal Building (aka Globe Building) Nomination to the National Register

1222 Spruce, 7th Ward (Owner: General Services Administration) – St Louis Mart and Terminal Warehouse (aka Robert A. Young Federal Building) Nomination to the National Register

McKinley Heights
2212-30 Shenandoah, 7th Ward (Owner: Affordable City Homes of St. Louis Inc) – New Construction of 5 single-family detached houses

2722-2900 Locust & 2727-2801 Locust, 5th Ward – Expansion of boundaries for Locust Street Automotive District


2403-2415 S 7th & 721 Victor (adjacent Polar Wave Lofts), 7th Ward (Owner: Whistler One LLC) – Demolition of existing structures to construct 5-story Apartment Building with 118 Units and 59 on-site parking spaces.

1303 Sidney, 7th Ward (Owner: Rick Radford) – Appeal of Denial of 2-story deck

Tuesday Public Hearing on City Budget

City Hall3Make your voice heard. Contact E&A Members (Mayor, Comptroller, Board President)

10 am Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Board of Estimate & Apportionment

Kennedy Hearing Room, City Hall

Public Hearing on FY2017 Annual Operating Plan as Proposed to the Board of Estimate and Apportionment April 20 2016 by the Budget Division

The Mayor, Comptroller, and Board of Aldermen President serve as St. Louis City’s Board of Estimate.

The Board of E & A is the first step toward passage of an annual Budget. Then comes the Board of Aldermen.

Contact Information for Mayor Francis G. Slay
Contact Information for Comptroller Darlene Green
Contact Information for Board President Lewis Reed

DNC Delegate Candidates: Important Deadlines/Dates

365px-DemocratslogoThursday, April 14th is the Deadline to submit your Form F  Statement of Candidacy (for election as a Delegate or Alternate at your April 28th Missouri Congressional District Convention) and Pledge of Support (for Sanders or Clinton). You may FAX it to the Missouri Democratic Party.

Thursday, April 28th are Missouri Democratic Party Congressional District Conventions to elect Delegates and Alternates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The 1st Congressional District (St. Louis City and part of St. Louis County) will beheld at the JC Penny Building, at University of Missouri at St. Louis. 1st Congressional District Convention delegates will elect 5 Male Delegates, 5 Female Delegates and 5 Male Alternates, 5 Female Alternates, apportioned to Sanders and Clinton. The event is open to observers.

Friday, May 20th is the Deadline to submit your Form AL to be a candidate for a Delegate at Large position to the Democratic National Convention.

Saturday, June 18th Missouri State Democratic Convention is where delegates elected from ward/township/county meetings in April will elect Delegates At-Large to Democratic National Convention and vote on other Party matters including Resolutions.

July 25-29 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

More information on the Missouri Delegate Selection process.

Many thanks to everyone who turned out for the 7th Ward Delegate Selection Meeting.



— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committewoman


What Would You Ask Circuit Attorney, Sheriff, and Treasurer Candidates?

365px-Democratslogo7th Ward Independent Democrats seeks your input in our Surveys for Circuit Attorney, Sheriff, and Treasurer Candidates.

We are interested in questions that can be asked all candidates in a race, not candidate-specific questions.

Some questions will be used at our 7 pm April 25 Candidate Forum at Lafayette Park United Methodist Church, 2300 Lafayette.

Examples of our past surveys
2015 School Board Candidates Survey
2015 7th Ward Alderman Candidates Survey

Please send you questions to