Tuesday Drinking Liberally Ballot Issue Happy Hour

JunedlJoin the Left-Leaning Community to discuss two Constitutional Amendments on the November 8th ballot with two A-List Guest Speakers from 6:30-8:30 pm Tuesday at our Drinking Liberally Happy Hour @ Nadine’s Gin Joint, 1931 S 12th, Soulard.

Ed Smith, Policy Director, Missouri Coalition for the Environment, will speak on Amendment 1: Parks, Soil, Water Sales Tax Renewal.

Denise Lieberman, Senior Attorney, Voter Protection Program, Advancement Project, will speak on Amendment 6: Voter Photo IDs.
DLphotoBallot Language for the November Constitutional Amendments.

Bruce Franks, Jr. will provide an update on the 78th District re-vote case.

Attendance Prizes. Host buys first round.

More information on Drinking Liberally St Louis Chapter.



Tuesday LCRA Blightingpalooza Includes Redevelopments In 7th Ward-related Neighborhoods

Pierre Laclede Statue

See St. Louis Magazine article on Blighting: How Owners of a $600,000 House Get Away With Paying $400 in Property Taxes For years, St. Louis aldermen have been gift-wrapping tax breaks with no strings attached. Who pays? The city schools.

Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority
3 pm Tuesday, August 23, 2016
1520 Market #2000 (City Hall West)


Agenda items affecting Neighborhoods in or partially in 7th Ward.

Compton Heights
2254-56 S Grand, 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia: Blighting


1600-1742 Washington Ave, 5th Ward Alderwoman Tammika Hubbard & 19th Ward Alderwoman Marlene Davis: Monogram Building Redevelopment Agreement. This is the project which closes 17th Street. Already Blighted.
614 N. 11th, 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar: Blighting
2217 Locust, 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia: Blighting
Civic Center Redevelopment Area, 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar: Release from a Deed of Trust of a Building Height Restriction.

Fox Park
2327 Allen, 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia: Blighting
McKinley Heights
2329 Ann, 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar: Blighting
2212-30 Shenandoah, 7th ward Alderman Jack Coatar: Blighting

801-825 Ann, 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar: Redevelopment Agreement. Already Blighted.

Tower Grove East
3425 Magnolia, 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia: Blighting.

Monday Preservation Board Agenda: 1300 Russell Apts & Southwest Bank Proposals

Pierre Laclede Statue4 pm Monday, August 22, 2016
St. Louis Preservation Board
1520 Market (City Hall West), Room 2000

Full Agenda

2301-2335 S. Kingshighway Blvd, 8th Ward (Owner: Southwest Bank of St. Louis/BMO Harris Bank. Developer: Draper & Kramer, owners of Hampton Gardens) – Demolition of Southwest Bank storefront and New Construction.

1302-24 Russell,
7th Ward (Owner: Maximus Holding, LLC c/o Propper Construction) – Demolition of Vacant Industrial Buildings for 126-Units New Construction. This proposal’s revisions were available for inspection by neighbors at an August 13th open house held at Mardi Gras Inc HQ.


3826-28 Russell, 8th Ward (Owner: Michael and Mary Bender, 2828 Russell, St. Louis MO 63110) – Appeal of Director’s Denial of construction of retaining wall without permit

2245-53 S Grand, 8th Ward (Owner: L’Origine Commons LLC, 2247 S Grand, St. Louis MO 63104) – Appeal of Director’s Denial of construction of retaining fencing

VANDEVENTER/National Register Site
4171 West Belle Place, 18th Ward (Owner: Janinea Shelton, 436 Hill Trail, Ballwin MO 63011) – Appeal of Director’s Denial on Demolition 2-Story Brick House

nextSTL article on Preservation Board’s Monday Agenda


St. Louis City Democratic Central Committee: August Treasurer’s Report

365px-DemocratslogoMeeting Notice
St. Louis City Democratic Central Committee
When: 6 pm Tuesday, August 16th
Where: Amsterdam Tavern, 3175 Morganford, just south of Tower Grove Park
Agenda: 1) Election of Officers: A Chair and a Vice Chair (one of whom shall be a woman), a Treasurer and a Secretary (one of whom shall be a woman), and a Sergeant  At Arms. 2) November General Election.

Treasurer’s Report

As of 07-15-16, there was $38, 680.95 in the State Account.
Currently there is $37,463.70 in the State Account.
As of 07-15-16 there was $14, 437.82 in the Federal Account.
Currently there is 14,437.82 in the Federal Account.
Checks cleared from Proposition E : Checks were issued to wards that put out a ballot with Proposition E on it.
15th Ward Democratic Organization: $200.00
22nd Ward Democratic Organization: $200.00
Building use for Beer and Pretzel Fund Raiser (clean -up): $200.00
Crusoe’s Restaurant, Central Committee meeting/Breakfast: $617.25
Total spent: $817.25

Respectfully Submitted:  Jesse Todd


Polls Open 6 am – 7 pm Today: Vote, Then Join Us for Marty Murray’s Watch Party

Rides to the Polls
Call Marty 425-9259

For U.S. Senator: Elect Cori Bush
For Governor: Elect Charles B. Wheeler
For Lt. Governor: Elect Tommie Pierson Sr
For Secretary of State: Elect Robin Smith
For State Treasurer: Elect Judy Baker
For Attorney General: Elect Jake Zimmerman
For U.S. House 1st District: Re-Elect Lacy Clay
For Missouri Senate 5th District: Re-Elect Jamilah Nasheed
For Missouri House 78th District: Elect Bruce Franks
For Missouri House 79th District: Re-Elect Michael Butler
For St. Louis City Circuit Attorney: Elect Kimberly M. Gardner
For St. Louis City Sheriff: Elect Vernon Betts
For St. Louis City Treasurer: Re-Elect Tishaura Jones
For 7th Ward Democratic Committeeman: Elect Marty Joe Murray Jr
For 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman: Re-Elect Marie Ceselski