6 pm Thursday Dem Party Meeting

365px-democratslogo6 pm Thursday, August 30, 2018
Missouri Democratic Party 78th District Legislative Committee
Nadine’s, 1931 S 12th
Open to the Public
♿Accessible: Patio- Yes. Inside- No.

Public Transit: #8 Bates-Morganford, #10 Gravois-Lindell (Gravois is one block west), #20 South Broadway

Minutes Most Recent Meeting

More information on 78th District Committee and election of officers

Wednesday LRA Agenda: McKinley Meadows, Fox Park Farm, TGE Community Garden

tgegardenAgenda includes 53 Offers To Purchase, 8 Mow to Own, 9 Garden Leases

8:30 am Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Land Reutilization Authority
SLDC Board Room, 2nd Floor, 1520 Market, City Hall West
Open to the Public.
Arrive by 8:15 to sign in to speak.

City Online Calendar Notice


#26 $1,500 Offer by Best Builders/Kimberly Poor for side lot @ 2631 Allen, Fox Park, 6th Ward

#27 $5,196 Offer by McKinley Hts Neighborhood Assn for 4 vacant lots, community gardens, @ 1779 Mississippi, 2001 Geyer, 2257 & 2261 Missouri (McKinley Meadows) in McKinley Hts, 7th Ward

#28 $6,100 Offer by WJL Services LLC/William Lieberman for vacant lots @ 707 S 2nd & 900 S 2nd, Downtown, 7th Ward

#52 $1,000 Offer by Neighborhood Holdings LLC/Thomas J Pickel for vacant lot @ 2635 California, Fox Park, 6th Ward

#53 $8,108 Offer by Gateway Greening Land Trust/Matthew Schindler for community gardens @ 2800 Russell (Fox Park Farm) and 3303 Sidney & 3001-3003-3005 Virginia (Tower Grove East Community Garden), 6th Ward

#60 Mow To Own: Craig K. Winn for 2931 Pennsylvania, Tower Grove East, 6th Ward

Tuesday Airport (Privatization) Working Group Meeting With Consultants

rexcMake your voice heard! Contact Advisory Group. Contact your alderman.

10 am Tuesday, August 28, 2018
St. Louis City Airport (Privatization) Advisory Working Group
1520 Market, 3rd Floor Conference Room, City Hall West
Open to the Public

City Calendar Notice

Agenda Agenda includes Community Outreach Plan by Travis Brown, Grow St. Louis (Rex Sinquefield)

Advisory Working Group – Voting Members
Mayor Lyda Krewson 314-622-3201 – email
Comptroller Darlene Green (member of Airport Commission) 314-622-4389 – email
Board President Lewis Reed (member of Airport Commission) 314-622-4114 – email  City Budget Director Paul Payne

Advisory Working Group – Non-Voting Members
Airport Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge (works for mayor)
19th Ward Alderwoman Marlene Davis (Chair of BOA Transportation Committee)
City Counselor Julian Bush (works for mayor)

Previous Meeting video and transcript. There was a lot of concern expressed in meeting about communications and community outreach and misrepresentations by http://www.fly314.com/, the official “transparency portal” paid for Grow Missouri/Rex Sinquefield. I’m glad I read the transcript because I had no idea they had already conducted voter polling before the process had even started.

Lambert Airport Privatization News & Commentary Feed

The Federal Aviation Administration has closed comments on Lambert Airport Privatization (APPP). There were 52 Comments. You can view them here

The STL Not For Sale initiative petition drive is underway to require a public vote before Lambert Airport Privatization.

We have scanned the initiative petition and posted it here.

A Public Vote on Airport Privatization is also proposed via Board Bill 93 sponsored by 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer, 3rd Ward Alderman Brandon Bosley, 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia, 9th Ward Alderman Dan Guenther, 12th Ward Alderman Larry Arnowitz, 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad, 24th Ward Alderman Scott Ogilvie, 25th Ward Alderman Shane Cohn, 28th Ward Alderwoman Heather Navarro.

— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman

Monday Soulard Safety Meeting

soulard-sign-outside7 pm Monday, August 27, 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.

SSBD either did not have a meeting in August or made no public notice as required by Missouri Sunshine Law. Next meeting of SSBD should be September 10th. 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 Drinking Liberally Happy Hour

6:30-9 pm Monday, August 27th, 2018
Drinking Liberally St. Louis Chapter
Nadine’s on the Patio, 1931 S 12th
♿Accessible: Patio Yes, but no accessible restroom
Public Transit: #8 Bates-Morganford, #10 Gravois-Lindell (Gravois is one block west), #20 South Broadway

Host: Marie Ceselski
RSVP mtceselski@aol.com


+ Glenn Burleigh and Matt Schmidt from St. Louis Not For Sale Petition Drive, Prop V
7th Ward Independent Democrats Prop V Page

+ Heather Taylor, Ethical Society of Police & Marie Ceselski on City Employees First Amendment Rights (City recently established a new Social Media Guidelines for Civil Service Employees that affects use on personal time as well as at work)


Monday Preservation Board: Items in Benton Park, Compton, Lafayette Sq

lacledesepia4 pm Monday, August 27, 2018
St. Louis City Preservation Board
Room 2000, 1520 Market, City Hall West
Open to the Public

Online City Calendar Notice/Agenda/Last Meeting Video: Unfortunately, someone forgot to update the Calendar entry 4:30 pm Friday when the Agenda was finalized

Agenda With Details/Drawings/History of Structures 

Comments from the Public concerning individual agenda items may be submitted up to an hour before each Board meeting and will be presented to the Board and entered in the meeting record. Address comments to: Adona Buford, Preservation Board Secretary, at buforda@stlouis-mo.gov

Item A: 2003 Arsenal, Benton Park, 9th Ward – Construct 1-Story addition to a single-family rowhouse on adjacent vacant lot – Staff recommends withholding approval

Item B: 2017 Rutger, Lafayette Square, 6th Ward – Construct side entry porch – Staff recommends withholding approval

Item D: 3136 Hawthorne, Compton Hill, 7th Ward – Construct addition – Staff recommends denial

Item F: 1917 Rutger, Lafayette Square, 6th Ward – Retain roof deck installed without permit – Staff recommends approval with stipulation existing wood railing be replaced with a railing of wrought-iron or equivalent in black

Friday Kiwi Herring Remembrance Service & Vigil

6:30 pm Friday, August 24th
Kiwi Herring Remembrance Service & Vigil
Transgender Memorial Garden of St. Louis,
1471 S Vandeventer @ Hunt

Facebook Event

Public Transit (next block west, Tower Grove @ Hunt): #8 Bates-Morganford, #14 Botanical Garden, #80 Park-Shaw

Food & Soft Drinks afterward at Pride Center, 3738 Chouteau. Snacks to share welcome.

8/23/2018 St. Louis Public RadioGathering will remember Kiwi Herring, a black, transgender woman shot and killed by police