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