Airport Privatization Public Vote Activity

rexcBoard Bill 93 by 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer et al is being filed this week. It will require “a City-wide vote to approve any proposal aimed at or having the effect of privatizing the Lambert St. Louis International Airport.”

The initiative petition to place a privatization vote before the people has been delivered to Board of Election and awaits approval for circulation.

As son as their is a petition for us to review, 7th Ward Independent Democrats will vote on endorsement of both BB93 and the initiative petition.

Airport Privatization News & Commentary Feed

Saturday 7th Ward School Supply Drive

schoolsupplies3We will be accepting donations of Backpacks and School Supplies at our Voter Registration Table (Nadine’s, 1931 S 12th) during Saturday’s Soulard Neighborhood Yard Sale. Nadine’s is also where you can get a Yard Sale Map.

We’re collecting for the July 28th Expect US Back to School event.

St. Louis Public Schools Supply List

You can also donate at 6:30 pm Monday, July 2nd Drinking Liberally Happy Hour with Cori Bush at Nadine’s and there’s a 5th & 7th Ward School Supply Happy Hour at 314 The City Bar form 2-5 pm Sunday, July 22nd.

Saturday Garden Seed & Plant Giveaway

poppies2We have a Voter Registration Table at Nadine’s this Saturday 10 am to 1 pm during the Soulard Neighborhood Yard Sale & Art in the Garden Tour.

We’ll also be giving away packets of seeds and a few plants.

Seeds include, so far, Poppies, Butterfly Weed Mix, Marigold Mix, Zinnia Mix, Partridge Pea, Basil.
Also giving away a few sweet potato slips and cabbage, kale, maybe collards seedlings.

First come first serve.


Thursday Hearing On Moving Block Grant $ To Vacant Bldg Demos & Clinton-Peabody Renovations

cdbgActually two more Community Development Administration public hearings.

6-8 pm Thursday, June 28, 2018
Five Star Senior Center
2832 Arsenal

2-4 pm Friday, June 29, 2018
CDA Boardroom, 1520 Market Street #2000

Open to the Public, sign in to testify

City Online Calendar Notice

Proposal is to move $829,109 not spent on programs over to Clinton-Peabody renovations and vacant house demolitions.

List of community and development agencies receiving block grant funds and fund balance.

Some of the unspent funds… $100,000 wasn’t spent by Beyond Housing on the City’s Down Payment Assistance program. $19,000 from three line items wasn’t spent on expanded recreation programs. $45,000 from two line items wasn’t spent on tax prep assistance programs. Haven of Grace serves young pregnant homeless women but didn’t spend $50,000 in grant money.

Wednesday LRA Agenda: 2 Downtown, 1 Soulard, 1 Fox Park Offers

8:30 am Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Land Reutilization Authority
SLDC Board Room, 2nd Floor
1520 Market, City Hall West
Open to the Public

City Online Calendar Notice/Agenda – agenda not posted with notice, you have to go find it on agency’s webpage

Agenda includes

Plus Garden Leases in  9th Ward, Benton Park West, 3101 S Jefferson @ Arsenal and 6th Ward, Fox Park, 2816 Nebraska.

7th Ward Endorsement Update

7th Ward Independent Democrats have voted to make No Endorsement in Primary (64%) for 79th District State Rep.

August 7, 2018 Endorsements
U.S. Senator: Re-Elect Claire McCaskill
State Auditor: Elect Nicole Galloway
Prop A: Vote No On Right To Work For Less
1st District U.S. House: Elect Cori Bush
78th District Missouri House: Re-Elect Bruce Franks Jr.
79th District Missouri House: No Endorsement
Collector of Revenue: Re-Elect Gregory F.X. Daly
License Collector: Elect Dana Kelly-Franks
Recorder of Deeds: Re-Elect Sharon Quigley Carpenter
St. Louis City GO Bond Issue: yet to have endorsement vote

Monday Soulard Safety Meeting

soulard-sign-outside7 pm Monday, June 25, 2018
Soulard Restoration Group
Safety Committee Meeting
Soulard Station, 1911 S 12th
Open to the Public

Crime Stats
Incidents of Concern – Discussion of new items and review of action items
Court Advocacy Efforts – NIS statements for upcoming cases & Neighborhood Victim Support
Neighborhood Public Security Camera Status Update
Soulard Special Business District Items
Next Meeting

SRG Safety Committee is not the Soulard Special Business District, special taxing district for property tax to fund extra security. Next meeting of SSBD should be July 9th. Boundaries:


SRG Safety Committee is also not the proposed Soulard Community Improvement District, a special taxing district for a sales tax to fund improvements. Boundaries:

Monday Preservation Board: Demo of 1860’s House; Muny Renovation; Al’s as Landmark

Indiana4 pm Monday, June 25, 2018
St. Louis City Preservation Board
Room 2000, 1520 Market, City Hall West
Open to the Public

Online City Calendar Notice/Agenda: no agenda, agency’s webpage contains both notice and agenda

Agenda With Details/Drawings/History of Structures

Benton Park, 9th Ward
2913 Indiana, one of the City’s few remaining 1860’s built structures (Applicants: Brick & Mortar Holdings/Fendler & Associates) – Demolition for new construction. Previously Denied in March by Cultural Affairs Director.

Benton Park, 9th Ward
1819 Lynch (Applicants: Hillaker Corporation/Stryker Construction) – New Application to retain doors & windows installed without permit, and not in compliance with historic code.

Forest Park, 28th Ward
1 Theater Drive, Muny Theater (Applicants: City of St. Louis, Parks Department & Municipal Theater Association) – Appeal of Denial on Renovations at Theater. Note, if Preservation Board does not approve, Board of Public Service can override the decision. So sure that they will win this, Muny already talks about renovations as a done deal.

Near North Riverfront, 5th Ward
1200 N 1st, Al’s Restaurant (Applicants: Pam & Gary Neal) – Landmark Designation. Great background information on the structure and restaurant in the Agenda link above. Al’s likely would have been taken by eminent domain for the stadium deal had it become a reality 

Monday Police Civilian Oversight Board Meeting

COBOffice(Police) Civilian Oversight Board
5 pm Monday, June 25, 2018
Room 4029, 1520 Market, City Hall West
Open to the Public

City Online Calendar Notice & Agenda

3:30 pm Closed Session
5:00 pm Open Session including…
Discussion on logistics of subpoena power.

Note: Aaron Banks, who represented Wards 7, 8, 9, and 17 on COB, has resigned due to taking a position with Public Defender Office. So there will be a new appointment. If you are interested, contact your alderman.

Most Recent Approved Minutes posted
April Minutes
March Minutes