Thursday Liquor Hearing: Polite Society Owners Opening Bellwether @ Old City Hospital Power Plant

drinks9:15 am Thursday, December 27th, 2018
Excise Commission
Room 418, City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public

City Calendar Notice/Agenda

9:15 am Hearing
1419 Carroll, Old City Hospital Power Plant Building, previously Element Restaurant, Peabody Darst Webbe Neighborhood, 7th Ward: Chimera LLC d.b.a. The Bellwether – Full Drink/Sunday/Summer Garden – Brian Schmitz, Managing Officer. He’s co-owner of Polite Society with Jonathan Schoen (name on the Chimera LLC) in Lafayette Square

Want To Run For School Board? Here’s What You Need To Know

schoolboardelectionFiling closes January 15th for the April 2nd St. Louis City School Board Election. Two School Board members will be elected on April 2nd, seats presently held by Katie Wessling and Charli Cooksey.

School Board Candidates, Most Current Filing List

School Board members are elected at-large by non-partisan ballot.

St. Louis City Elected School Board webpage

7th Ward Independent Democrats will sponsor a School Board Candidate Survey. Previous School Board Candidate Survey.

Next Elected School Board Meeting is 6:30 pm Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at SLPS Headquarters, 801 N 11th. That meeting replaces the one previously scheduled for January 8th at Humboldt Elementary in Soulard. Agenda should be posted here.

Next Appointed (St. Louis Public Schools) Special Administrative Board Meeting has not been posted. SAB usually meets in Room 108, SLPS Administrative Building, 801 N 11th. Agenda will be posted here.

Here is some basic information about filing for School Board.

Where and When to File: Filing is done at the St. Louis City Board of Election Commissioners, 300 N. Tucker between 8 am and 5 pm Weekdays.

Qualifications for running for School Board:

  • Must be a resident of the City of St. Louis for at least three years.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen for at least three years.
  • Must be a Registered Voter in the City of St. Louis.
  • Must be at least 24 years of age.
  • Must not owe any taxes.
  • Must not have an interest in any contract with or claim against the School Board, either directly or indirectly.
  • Must not be registered or required to be registered as a sex offender.
  • Must not have been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony or misdemeanor under the federal laws of the United States.
  • Must not have been found guilty to or pled guilty to a felony under the laws of Missouri.
  • Must not have been found guilty to or pled guilty to an offense committed in another state that would be considered a felony in Missouri.
  • Must file a Personal Financial Disclosure Statement.
    Must file Campaign Finance Reports with Missouri Ethics Commission.
  • Filing Fee: $100

Missouri School Board Association’s A Candidate’s Guide to Running for the School Board


Tuesday Liquor License Hearings: 3 Downtown, 1 Benton Park

saloon9:00 am Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
Excise Commission Hearing
Room 418, City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public

City Calendar Notice/Agenda

9:00 am Hearing
1821 Cherokee @ Lemp, Benton Park, 9th Ward: Bluewood Brewing LLC d/b/a Bluewood Brewing – Full Drink/Sunday/Microbrewery) – Gerald Moberg Jr., Managing Officer

9:20 am Hearing
705 Olive, Downtown, 7th Ward: 705 Olive LLC d/b/a Hotel Saint Louis – Full Drink/Sunday/Summer – Amrit B Gill, Managing Officer

9:40 am Hearing
1101 Lucas, Downtown, 5th Ward: LaBamba LLC d/b/a El Burro Loco – Full Drink/Sunday – Ludovico Marin, Managing Officer

10:00 am Hearing 440 N 4th #170, Downtown/Laclede’s Landing: Top Notch Axe LLC d/b/a Top Notch Axe Throwing– Full Drink – Joseph Pinster, Managing Officer 

Monday Civilian Oversight Board

COBOffice5 pm Monday, December 17, 2018
St. Louis City (Police) Civilian Oversight Board
Room 4029, 1520 Market, City Hall West
Open to the Public

City Online Calendar Notice/Agenda

Minutes of September Meeting. That’s the last meeting posted. If you are having trouble finding the Minutes, they are under Documents and not Agendas and Related Materials, as in “Agendas, minutes, and other meeting materials pertaining to the activities of the Civilian Oversight Board”

Monday Preservation Board: Soulard Alley House Demo

wrecking-ballComments may be submitted up to an hour before each Board 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, December 17, 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 A: 3318 Lemp, vacant lot – Revised Plan- Construct Single Family Home instead of 2-Family. This is part of the infill around and rehab of the Worker’s Cottage. – Staff Recommends Approval
Item E: 2907 McNair (listed on Agenda as 7th Ward instead of 9th Ward, a mistake)- Appeal Director’s Denial for Façade alterations – Staff Recommends Upholding Denial. Previously on October Agenda and deferred.

In Central West End, 28th Ward
Item B: 4323 Westminster Place, vacant lots- Construct 4-Unit Condo Building – Staff Recommends Approval

In Compton Heights, 6th Ward
Item F: 2907 Milton – Appeal Director’s Denial on Retaining Wall – Staff Recommends Upholding Denial.

In Soulard, 7th Ward
Item C: 912-914 Geyer, next to Soulard Coffee Garden- Demolish Alley House (Civil War era) & brick privacy fence; Construct 3 Single-Family Row Houses – Staff Recommends Approval. I think I found it on Pictorial St. Louis but it’s on the line between two plates.

In The Ville, 4th Ward Item D: 2720 Marcus, vacant lot – Construct 1-Story Display Home – Staff Recommends Approval

Sunday Toy Drive & Voter Registration

christmas-toy-drive9:30-Noon Sunday, December 16, 2018
Nadine’s, 1931 S 12th in Soulard

Sponsored by 7th Ward Committeewoman Marie Ceselski & 7th Ward Independent Democrats

Toys will go to the 78th District Christmas Giveaway event on Wednesday sponsored by 78th District State Rep. Bruce Franks Jr and 78th District Committee Chair Rasheen Aldridge. More info.

Voter Registration Applications Available.

Prop V Public Vote on Airport Privation also available for signature.

Thursday City & County Democrats Holiday Party

demholidayCity & County Democrats Holiday Party
6:30-9:30 pm Thursday, December 13th
Teamsters Hall @ 5730 Elizabeth, The Hill

Sponsored by St. Louis City and St. Louis County Democratic Party Central Committees

Free. Please spread the word to all the Democratic Party workers from the recent election. This is as much for them as their committeepeople.

Wednesday LRA Agenda Includes Kosciusko Warehouse & Neglected Gravois Archdiocese Property

gravoisAgenda includes 68 Offers To Purchase (including Kosciusko warehouse @ 2436 S. 1st), 13 Mow to Own, 4 Garden Leases + Archdiocese Donation of 2711 Gravois (see photo, a horribly neglected property that Preservation Board turned down for demo) + Resolution on Dollar House Sale Pilot Program

8:30 am Wednesday, December 5, 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



Submit BOA President Survey Questions By December 15th

City-Hall2 - CopyThe 7th Ward Independent Democrats is sponsoring a Survey of Candidates for St. Louis Board of Aldermen President.

Please suggest questions by December 15th to

Filing ends January 4th. Information on candidate requirements for Board President and Aldermen (even numbered wards in 2019).

Past Survey Examples:
2018 79th District State Rep. Candidates
2018 License Collector Candidates
2018 School Board Candidates
2016 Circuit Attorney Candidates
2016 Sheriff Candidates
2015 School Board Candidates
2015 7th Ward Alderman Candidates