Tuesday Paul McKee Kwik E Mart Corporate Welfare Meeting

yTkejEGTE10 am Tuesday, March 25, 2018
Tucker & Cass Community Improvement District
(Paul McKee’s Most Expensive Gas Station Ever Project)
1520 Market, Room 2000, City Hall West
Open to the Public
Public Comments are #3 on Agenda

There are no residents in the district. This is a CID to fund McKee’s project, not make improvements to a community.

City Online Notice/Agenda: None as of 11 pm Sunday, March 25th. Mayor Krewson’s Executive Order 60 requiring online posting of all meetings requires only 24 hours notice. We know there is a meeting because notice was taped next to an elevator at City Hall, perhaps by mistake since the meeting is in another building.

3/8/2018 NextSTL: Aldermen Can End the Exemption to Vacant Building Ordinance

3/1/2018 Riverfront Times: Board Bill Would Remove McKee Exemption for Code Violations

1/7/2018 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The first construction in Paul McKee’s Northside Regeneration may start soon

12/1/2017 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Judge dismisses McKee creditor’s remaining claims

7/5/2018 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: After questioning costs, St. Louis offers more tax credits for McKee project

6/25/2017 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louis didn’t get MLS, but McKee got more time and the chance to buy stadium site 

— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman

Monday Soulard Safety Meeting

soulard-sign-outside7 pm Monday, March 26, 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, April 9, 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.

Proposed boundaries

Monday Preservation Board: McKinley Hts Mosque Appeal

comptondryMake Your Voice Heard. Email Preservation Board. Contact information at end of post.

4 pm Monday, March 26, 2018
St. Louis City Preservation Board
Room 2000, 1520 Market, City Hall West
Open to the Public

Agenda With Details/Drawings

City Online Calendar Notice

Benton Park, 9th Ward
3338 Wisconsin, vacant lot (Owners/Architects: Joanne Herbert; Cohen-Hillberry Architects) – Construct 1 & 1/2 Story Single-Family House

Lafayette Square, 7th Ward
1609 Missouri (Owner/Architect: Warren Kincaid & Michelle Tegethoff; Edward Heine Architect) – Construct 2 Story Addition to Non-Historic Alley House

McKinley Heights, 7th Ward
2326-46 Allen @ Jefferson – Appellant McKinley Heights Neighborhood Association. Appeal on Building Permit issued by Building Commissioner to Qooba Foundation to construct mosque

3/20/2018 NextSTL: Citizen Defense of Historic Codes at Prominent Corner in McKinley Heights  “The neighborhood associations of McKinley Heights and Fox Park and everyone else I’ve talked to are in favor of a mosque, but not the design or the site plan…”

3/19/2017 St. Louis City Talk: Historic Codes, An Empty Lot and a Proposed Mosque in McKinley Heights

1/23/2017 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louis board approves mosque development in historic district — with no wall

McKinley Heights, 7th Ward
1843 Russell (Owner/Developer: BL Construction, Brian Labier; Andrew F & Estena N Campagna) – Appeal of Director’s Denial to Construct Front Porch

See Agenda link for other items.

Contact the Preservation Board using the email form here.

Monday Drinking Liberally Happy Hr

DLphoto3 - Copy6:30-9 pm Monday, March 26, 2018
Drinking Liberally St. Louis Chapter
Happy Hour
Nadine’s, 1931 S 12th, Soulard
RSVP mtceselski@aol.com by Noon Sunday

Guest Speakers:

2nd U.S. House District Candidate Mark Osmack. The Riverfront Times recently ran a DLTyusvery interesting piece on Mark: Mark Osmack Is Running for Congress, and You Should Take Him Seriously

The 2nd U.S. House District includes parts of St. Louis County, Jefferson County, and St. Charles County. Please prepare a question for Mark on an international or national issue, or state issue before Congress.

DLSt. Louis City School Board President Susan Jones will give an update on returning governance of St. Louis Public Schools to our elected School Board.

Rex Bingo & Prizes. Maybe.

We’re again collecting food for Lafayette Park United Methodist Church’s Brown Bag Meals Program for the homeless. Thank you to everyone who donated last month. We delivered two large boxes of brown bag foods to the church. Items being collected- individual serving packages of crackers & tuna, crackers & peanut butter, fruit cups, fruit drinks, raisins, applesauce, cookies.


Support Public School Governance By Our Elected School Board – Stop SB 1099

schoolHybrid governance of St. Louis Public Schools is not what we want. It’s not what we asked for at the governance town hall meetings. It’s not something any expert advanced during the town hall meetings. It’s not what we wrote letters for.

And, yet, that is what the City’s two state senators seek to force it upon us.


Please contact your State Senator and State Representative and ask them to oppose Senate Bill  1099 by State Senator Jake Hummel (D-St. Louis and State Senator Jamilah Nasheed (D-St. Louis).

Use Legislator Look-Up to find your state senator and state representative.

In the news… 3/13/2018 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Appointed board urges state safeguards to ensure St. Louis schools succeed

School Board President Susan Jones will be a speaker Monday at Drinking Liberally Happy Hour. RSVP to mtceselski@aol.com.

— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman


Thursday #ExpectUs: March For Peabody


3/12/2018 Fox2- Clinton-Peabody residents plan to pressure housing commissioners over mice infestation

3/9/2018 St. Louis Post-Dispatch- Messenger: Mice underfoot and bullets overhead. This is life at Clinton-Peabody.

There is a gofundme Clinton Peabody Residents Fund started by 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia.

The St. Louis Housing Authority has issued the following update on Clinton-Peabody