Monday Meeting: New GO Bond Ballot Issue

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

UPDATED regarding aldermen on Capital Committee

9 am Monday, January 8, 2018
City Capital Committee
Board of Public Service Conference Room
Room 305, City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public

*City Online Calendar Meeting Notice/Agenda

The Agenda for this meeting is a proposed GO Bond ballot issue. Last month, Comptroller Darlene Green called for a vote on a $50 Million GO bond issue.

There are no citywide elections scheduled for St. Louis City until the August Primary and November General State Elections. There is no money budgeted by the City for an April municipal election or other citywide special election. Last November’s special election costs for the vote on Prop P sales tax was funded by the use tax generated from last April’s Prop 1 sales tax for Economic Development (Metrolink expansion, neighborhood revitalization, public safety,…)

2016 Go Bond ballot issue

The City Capital Committee is established by ordinance and includes…
1) Budget Director (who chairs)
2) Community Development Agency Director
3) President, Board of Public Service
4) President, Board of Aldermen (or designee)
5) One Alderman appointed by Board President
6) Board of Aldermen Ways & Means Chair (or designee) – this seat on the committee is vacant because the Ways & Means Chair was appointed Assessor by Mayor and Board President has not announced/appointed a new Ways & Means Chair
7) Comptroller (or designee)
8) One management staffer @ Comptroller Office
9) Mayor (or designee)

The City has no webpage for this committee, no Meeting Minutes posted online. 24th Ward Alderman Scott Ogilvie was a Board of Aldermen representative on the Capital Committee until 18 months ago. 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer says she inquired last week about the alderman seat on the Capital Committee and believes it is vacant.

There is also a Citizens Advisory Committee for Capital Expenditures established by ordinance and consisting of…
2 members appointed by each of the City’s 28 Aldermen
4 members appointed by Mayor 4 members appointed by Comptroller
4 members appointed by Board President

There is no webpage for this Citizens committee, no Meeting Minutes posted online.

The ordinances creating both of these committees is found at City Code 5.35.020, 5.35.030, 5.35.040. 
Contact Information…
Mayor Lyda Krewson
Comptroller Darlene Green
Board President Lewis Reed
Members of Board of Aldermen

*Friday morning- meeting notices for this meeting were taped outside elevators at City Hall. The notice was not posted to the City Online Calendar.

Noon Friday- a copy of the notice was posted on Twitter asking Mayor, Board President, Comptroller, about the lack of online notice.
Friday-Saturday afternoon- Comments were posted regarding the lack of online information.

5:30 pm Saturday- Meeting Notice was posted online and the Mayor’s Twitter account announced same. Now the Mayor has been asked to post additional information online.


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