Tuesday BOA: Repeal of Plat & Petition for Liquor License Transfer

saloonMake your voices heard. Contact your Alderman and Board President Lewis Reed. Contact Information at end of post.

11 am Tuesday, January 30, 2018
St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Public Safety Committee
Room 208, Kennedy Hearing Room
City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public

City Online Calendar/Agenda

Board Bill 97 by 23rd Ward Alderman Joe Vaccaro – permitting the seamless transfer of a liquor license between a company selling their business and the company purchasing the business

“Section 2. The transfer of a liquor license between two businesses or persons shall not require a petition or application submitted to the Excise Commissioner.”

This board bill has been scheduled and rescheduled many times since October. The previous post relating to this board bill is here.

Other Agenda Items:

Resolution 211 by 18th Ward Alderman Terry Kennedy ‐ “Pursuant to Ordinance 67794 the Public Safety Committee does hereby approve the recommendations of the Public Safety Committee for the appropriation of crime prevention program funds for the Fiscal Year 2018 attached hereto as Exhibit A, which is incorporated herein by reference.”

Neither the Resolution nor its Exhibit A are posted online at the Board of Aldermen website.

Board Bill 212 by Board President Lewis Reed -Sheriff’s Department Pay Bill

Members of the Public Safety Committee include: 18th Ward Alderman Terry Kennedy, Chair; 5th Ward Alderwoman Tammika Hubbard; 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar; 12th Ward Alderman Larry Arnowitz; 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer; 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad; 22nd Ward Alderman Jeffrey L Boyd; 23rd Ward Alderman Joseph Vaccaro; 25th Ward Alderman Shane Cohn; 27th Ward Alderwoman Pam Boyd. Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all committees.

Contact Information for all Aldermen and Board President

Wednesday BOA Hearing: $50 Million Bond Issue (August Election)

yTkejEGTEMake you voice heard! Contact your Alderman and Board President Lewis Reed. Contact Information at end of post.

St. Louis City Board of Aldermen
Ways & Means Committee
9 am Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Leisure Room, Room 230
City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public

City Website Calendar Notice

Board Bill 240 by 26th Ward Alderman Frank Williamson and 16th Ward Alderman Tom Oldenburg to place a $50 Million Bond Issue on the August 7, 2018, Ballot.

Proposed Projects:
Ways & Means Committee Members: 26th Ward Alderman Frank Williams, Chair; 27th Ward Alderwoman Pam Boyd; 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad; 19th Ward Alderwoman Marlene E Davis; 14th Ward Alderwoman Carol Howard; 4th Ward Alderman Samuel L. Moore; 13th Ward Alderwoman Beth Murphy; 23rd Ward Alderman Joseph Vaccaro. Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all committees.

Contact Information for Aldermen and Board President

Friday- 8th Meeting On Hiring Airport Privatization Consultant

rexcMake Your Voices Heard. Contact your Alderman and Mayor, Comptroller, Board President. Contact info at end of post.

8th Meeting on Lambert Airport Privatization Consultant Hiring
3 pm Friday, January 26th, 2018
Selection Committee for Airport Privatization
City Counselor’s Office
Room 314, City Hall, 1200 Market

City Online Calendar Meeting Notice/Agenda (The Notice did not go up until after 8 pm Thursday night, no 24 hours notice as required by Mayor’s Executive Order)

Recent articles…

1/19/2018 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louis aldermen call for transparency as city considers privatization of Lambert

1/19/2018 St. Louis American: Why did St. Louis hire a more expensive lobbyist with less experience? Jeff Aboussie’s team gets city contract through scarcely public process

1/18/2018 KMOX: Aldermen, Experts Debate Pros And Cons Of Lambert Privatization

1/17/2018 Riverfront Times: St. Louis Airport Consultant Would Only Get Paid If Privatization Goes Through

1/16/2018 St. Louis Post-Dispatch- Messenger: Critic calls St. Louis airport privatization ‘a very bad deal.’

November 2017 post on Rex Sinquefield’s Lambert Airport Privatization Scheme with lots of background information

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

Friday BOA Hearing On City Meeting Calendar

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9 am Friday, January 26, 2018
St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Legislation Committee
Leisure Room, Room 230
City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public

City Online Calendar Notice/Agenda

Hearing on Board Bill 243 by 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer to require the City to create and maintain a public meetings calendar on the City’s website.

I have talked with Alderwoman Spencer about changes, a committee substitute is in the works but I have not seen it.

Like the Mayor’s Executive Order requiring posting of public meeting notices and agendas, this bill as introduced references Missouri’s Sunshine Law. This means only 24 hours advance posting is required and exhibits to agendas are not required.

There is also no enforcement mechanism. It’s an honor system which, like the Mayor’s Executive Order. That’s not working. Friday’s 3 pm meeting on hiring an Airport Privatization Consultant was posted tonight, not 24 hours in advance.

The current content posting on the City’s website also has no time/date stamp. Without one, enforcement would be possible. This is a concern because meetings notices are being posted to the City Calendar but the agendas are being posted after the meetings. This happened twice this week.

Members of the Legislation Committee include: 23rd Ward Alderman Joe Vaccaro, Chair; 2nd Ward Alderwoman Lisa Middlebrook (elected 11/2017); 5th Ward Alderwoman Tammika Hubbard; 12th Ward Alderman Larry Arnowitz; 13th Ward Alderwoman Beth Murphy; 14th Ward Alderwoman Carol Howard; 18th Ward Alderman Terry Kennedy; 22nd Ward Alderman Jeffrey Boyd; 24th Ward Alderman Scott Ogilvie; 28th Ward Alderwoman Heather Navarro. Board President Reed is a voting member of all committees.

Contact Information for all Aldermen and Board President

— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman

Scenes From Sunday’s 5th & 7th Wards Downtown Happy Hour

Many Thanks to our favorite committeeman Rasheen Aldridge, of the Mighty 5th Ward, for running the meeting; our venue host 314 The City Bar; all the donors to our Food Drive for Strikers at Christian Health Home; and Guest Speakers: School Board President Susan Jones, School Board Member Donna Jones, 78th District State Rep. Bruce Franks, 79th District State Rep. Michael Butler, Captain Rene Kriesmann, and Collector of Revenue Gregg Daly.









Monday SRG Safety Committee Meeting

soulard-sign-outside7 pm Monday, January 29, 2018
Soulard Restoration Group
Soulard Safety Committee
Soulard Station, 1011 S 12th
Open to the Public

1. Crime Stats
2. Incidents of Concern
3. Court Advocacy Efforts
4. SRG Neighborhood Public Security Camera Status Update
5. SSBD Items

SRG Safety Committee IS NOT Soulard Special Business District, the special taxing district created in 1994 and funded by a property tax for extra security for Soulard. See map for boundaries.

Next SSBD Meeting should be 6 pm Monday, February 12, 2018 at Soulard Station, 1911 S 12th. Open to the Public. If you’d like on the agenda to speak at that meeting, contact chairman@soulard-sbd.org at least one day in advance of meeting.

The SSBD does not publish agendas or meeting minutes on its website.

SSBD Boundaries

There is also group working on a Soulard Community Improvement District to be funded with a sales tax.

See map for proposed boundaries


Sunday 7th Ward Seed Swap

poppies22 pm Sunday, January 28, 2018

7th Ward Seed Swap Happy Hour
Nadine’s, 1931 S 12th in Soulard
Everybody Welcome

Public Transit: #8 Bates-Morganford and #20 S Broadway have bus stops on Russell next block south of Nadine’s, #10 Gravois-Lindell is one block east walk on Allen

We’ll be giving away winter sow seeds- Poppy, Hollyhock, Butterfly Weed, Marigold, who knows what else

butterflyweedbutterfly3Drawing for Mardi Gras Sweatshirt

Cash bar. Come have a drink and talk gardening (flower & food) with us.

bachelor buttonsVoter Registration available.


Sunday Meet & Greet With Annie Rice

annienaralNoon to 1 pm Sunday, January 28, 2018
Meet & Greet with Annie Rice, 8th Ward Candidate for Alderwoman
Kitchen House Coffee, 3149 Shenandoah in Compton Hts

Facebook Event

Public Transit: #8 Bates-Morganford (from Russell) and 6 block walk south) or #70 Grand from South Grand and 6 block walk east)

NARAL Canvass for Annie at 2 pm

7th Ward Independent Democrats and 7th Ward Committee Marie Ceselski have endorsed Annie Rice for 8th Ward Alderwoman. 

Saturday Democratic Central Committee Meeting: By-Laws, Fundraising

365px-democratslogo9 am Saturday, January 27, 2018
St. Louis Democratic City Central Committee
Chris’ @ The Docket (meeting room across the hall from restaurant)
100 N Tucker @ Chestnut
Public Transit: #32 ML King
Open to the Public (breakfast for members, public may patronize restaurant before/after meeting)

Tentative Agenda:

+ Submission of By-Laws Draft (which committee people have not received a copy as of 8:30 pm Thursday)

+ Report from Fund Raising Committee – Chair Karla May

+ Report from Special Fund Raising Committee – Rasheen Aldridge & Torrey Park



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