Monday Soulard Safety Meeting

soulard-sign-outside7 pm Monday, October 29, 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. 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:


Voting Absentee? We Ask For Your Support (or Opposition) On The Following

vote-cartoonAbsentee Voting Rides To Election Board
9 am to 1 pm Saturday, November 3rd

November 6, 2018 Endorsements
7th Ward Independent Democrats

7th Ward Committeewoman Marie Ceselski

U.S. Senator: Re-Elect Claire McCaskill
State Auditor: Elect Nicole Galloway
1st District U.S. House: Re-Elect Lacy Clay
78th District Missouri House: Re-Elect Bruce Franks Jr.
79th District Missouri House: Elect LaKeySha Bosley
Collector of Revenue: Re-Elect Gregory F.X. Daly
License Collector: No Endorsement
Recorder of Deeds: Elect Michael Butler
Judges Retention Votes: No Endorsements
Constitutional Amendment 1: Vote Yes for Clean Missouri
Constitutional Amendment 2: Vote Yes for New Approach Medical Marijuana
Constitutional Amendment 3: Vote No on Bradshaw for Pot Czar funded by 15% Tax on Medical Marijuana
Constitutional Amendment 4 on Bingo Advertising: No Endorsement
State Proposition B: Vote Yes to Raise Minimum Wage in Missouri
State Proposition C: Vote No on Rex Inc Medical Marijuana
State Proposition D: Vote No on Gas Tax for Highway Patrol
School Board (vote for two): Elect Dr. Joyce Roberts and Jared Opsal

Liquor License Sought For Asprient Development

drinks9:15 am Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Excise Commission
Room 418, City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public

City Calendar Notice/Agenda

9:15 am Hearing on 2424 S 9th @ Victor, 7th Ward, Soulard: BigHen Brew dba Soulard Steelyard- 22% Drink and 22% Sunday Drink – Martin K. Hennessey, Mgr.

Soulard Steelyard is a luxury apartment complex by Whistler One, an Asprient related project, a troubling landlord.

The redevelopment is  a corporate welfare recipient: 10% tax abatement and a sales tax exemption on construction materials.

The project is next to Humboldt Elementary School.

BigHen Brew is an LLC organized by attorney William Scott “Bill” Richmond, Dallas, Texas, according to the Missouri Secretary of State’s business entity database. It turns out Richmond also does stand up comedy, was raised in St. Louis and is a Mizzou graduate.

Missouri Department of Public Safety liquor license data is showing BigHen Brew as a dba for Tribeca, another Asprient luxury living corporate welfare recipient. The Missouri Secretary of State’s database also shows William Scott Richmond, Dallas, as organizer for Tribeca.

Within a block of the project are Good Luck Bar @ 2501 S 9th and D’s Place @ 900 Barton. Neither have received any corporate welfare.

Tuesday Airport Privatization Meeting

rexcMake Your Voice Heard! Contact Mayor, Board President, Alderman, Federal Aviation Administration

1 pm Tuesday, October 22, 2018
St. Louis City Airport (Privatization) Advisory Working Group
3rd Floor Conference Room, 1520 Market, City Hall West
Open to the Public

City Calendar Notice: meeting location missing


Airport (Privatization) Advisory Working Group – Voting Members & Contact Info
Mayor Lyda Krewson
Comptroller Darlene Green (member of Airport Commission)
Board President Lewis Reed (member of Airport Commission)
City Budget Director Paul Payne

Advisory Working Group – Non-Voting Members & Contact Info 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)

Video of 10/9 Meeting of Airport Advisory Working Group

Board Bill 93 for a public vote on airport privatization. Videos of public hearings on Board Bill 93: 10/15 Hearing 10/13 Hearing 10/3 Hearing

Contact Information for all Aldermen

If the Board of Aldermen does not put the issue on the ballot, the group St Louis Not For Sale intends to place it on the ballot via Prop V Initiative Petition. You can read the petition here. They have Wednesday night and Saturday afternoon office hours.

You can make comments on airport privatization to the Federal Aviation Administration here.

Presently 94 Comments to FAA: 2 Supportive of Privatization and 92 Opposed to Privatization. You can read previous comment here.

Lambert Airport Privatization News & Commentary Feed (2017-Present) 

Monday Drinking Liberally Happy Hour

oct2018Last Call for RSVPs for Monday Drinking Liberally St. Louis Chapter Happy Hour. Join the Left Leaning Community for a discussion on Prop D gas tax for Highway Patrol, environment issues with Guest Speaker Ed Smith from Missouri Coalition for the Environment and reproductive rights with Pamela Merritt from Reproaction.


We’ll also have…

Absentee Ballot Applications and envelopes/stamps to mail them in for anyone without a printer to print the Application.

Monday Preservation Board Meeting

2205 LynchComments may be submitted up to an hour before meeting and will be presented to the Board and entered in the meeting record. Email comments to Adona Buford, Preservation Board Secretary at

4 pm Monday, October 22, 2018
St. Louis City Preservation Board
Room 2000, 1520 Market, City Hall West
Open to the Public

Online City Calendar Notice

Agenda With Details/Drawings/History of Structures

In Benton Park, 9th Ward
Item G: 2907 McNair – Appeal Director’s Denial for Façade alterations – Staff Recommends Upholding Denial
Item H: 2205 Lynch (see image from 1875 Compton & Dry Pictorial St. Louis) – Appeal of Director’s Denial for Demolition of 1 1/2 story vernacular 1860’s stone house and use for garden – Staff Recommends Upholding Denial

In Cherokee-Lemp, 9th Ward
Item A: 3407 Illinois – Reconstruct Historic Façade – Staff recommends Denial and instruct to restore façade to its original appearance

In McKinley Heights, 7th Ward
Item D: 1957, 2009, 2013 Gravois – Demolish 3 buildings in preparation for property sale – Staff recommends Denial

In Soulard, 7th Ward
Item B: 2201 S 10th @ Ann, across from Pontiac Park – Construct a 2-story, single-family house on vacant lot – Staff recommends Approval
Item I: 2116 S 11th – Appeal of Director’s Denial to retain two windows (related to owner rehabbing into 4 units) – Staff Recommends Upholding Denial
Item K: 2111 Menard – Appeal of Director’s Denial to install casement windows for egress – Staff Recommends Upholding Denial

Monday (Police) COB Meeting

COBOffice5 pm Monday, October 22, 2018
(Police) Civilian Oversight Board
Room 4029, 1520 Market, City Hall West
Open to the Public

City Online Calendar Notice & Agenda

Most Recent Approved Minutes posted: July 2018

They are behind on posting Minutes. That July meeting is when they sent a protest-related complaint to Internal Affairs for investigation.


Wednesday LWV School Board Candidate Forum

schoolboardforumPublic Invited to Ask Questions
6:30-8 pm Wednesday, October 24th
St. Louis City School Board Candidates Forum
Sponsored by League of Women Voters
Metro High School
4015 McPherson, Central West End

Voters will elect 2 seats on the School Board this November 6th and 2 seats on April 2nd, 2019. Candidates run citywide and nonpartisan. The candidates receiving the first and second most votes win.

LWV Voter Guide Information on School Board Candidates

Answers to 20 Personal Side Questions @ 7th Ward Independent Democrats School Board Candidate Survey

Answers to 25 Views & Goals Questions @ 7th Ward Independent Democrats School Board Candidate Survey

School Board Candidates websites & Facebook pages

Answers to 20 Questions @ St. Louis Schools Watch Survey of School Board Candidates