Wednesday BOA Meeting On Airbnb Regulations

meeting notice2Make your voice heard. Contact your Alderperson and Board President Lewis Reed. Contact info at end of post.

This is a meeting on one of two board bills relating to Airbnbs introduced last week. It’s not clear from the meeting notice- “The Public Safety Committee will meet to discuss and review the following that this is a public hearing where public testimony will be taken or a public meeting. This could be an introductory meeting with a public hearing tba, possibly on an evening or weekend. Just not sure. 

11 am Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Board of Aldermen
Public Safety Committee
Kennedy Room, City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public. Meeting Notice says “.” 

City Online Calendar Notice/Agenda

Meeting on Board Bill 222 sponsored by 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia and 28th Ward Alderwoman Heather Navarro.

2/13/2020 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: New effort underway to regulate short-term home rentals in St. Louis

If you google “short term rental” in News, you’ll see this is an issue all over the country.

There is a companion bill, Board Bill 221, not currently on the Agenda.

Members of the BOA Public Safety Committee include: Chair/23rd Ward Alderman Joe Vaccaro, Vice Chair/22nd Ward Alderman Jeffrey Boyd, 5th Ward Alderwoman Tammika Hubbard, 12th Ward Alderman Larry Arnowitz, 14th Ward Alderwoman Carol Howard, 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad, 22nd Ward Alderwoman Shameem Hubbard, 27th Ward Alderwoman Pam Boyd. Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all BOA committees.

Contact information for all Alderpersons and Board President 

Please File For 7th Ward Dem Party Posts And Organize The Ward

7th Ward MapSt. Louis City’s 7th Ward needs a Democratic Party Committeeman and Committeewoman who work together to organize the ward. Absent that, it needs either a Committeeman or Committeewoman who shoulders the burden alone, as I did for seven years. Please be that team or that person who does the work- organizes an open ward organization, sponsors candidate and ballot issue forums and surveys, holds voter registration drives and GOTV canvasses, does a mailing every election and produces a ward ballot with endorsements by members, and raises money to fund those activities. Currently, that is not happening because I resigned and the current Committeeman is only interested in going to other people’s meetings and campaign events, selfies, and scheming to obtain higher office. I will write more on this later.  

8 am Tuesday, February 25th, filing begins for the August 4th Missouri Primary for…

Statewide Offices: Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Treasurer

All U.S. House of Representatives seats

State Senators in Odd Numbered Districts including an open seat in 5th District, which includes all of 7th Ward, currently served by term limited State Senator Jamilah Nasheed

All State Representatives including 78th District and 79th District serving 7th Ward.

County Offices: St. Louis City Circuit Attorney, St. Louis City Sheriff, St. Louis City Treasurer

Political Party Committeeman and Committeewoman for each ward.

Filing Closes March 31st.

Here is some basic information about filing for Committeeman and Committeewoman.

Current St. Louis City Democratic Central Committee

Where and When to File for Committeeman or Committeewoman: 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 Political Party Committeeman or Committeewoman:

  • Must be a resident of the Ward for at least one year prior to election.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must be a Registered Voter.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must not owe any taxes.
  • Must file a Personal Financial Disclosure Statement.
  • Must file Campaign Finance Reports with Missouri Ethics Commission or or St. Louis City Election Board.
  • Filing Fee: $100

7th Ward Boundaries and Maps. You receive a large wall map of ward and registered voter data when you file for office.

— Marie Ceselski, former 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman

Wednesday Last Day To Submit Absentee Voting Application By Mail For Presidential Primary

WarrenBannerMissouri voters will go to the polls Tuesday, March 10, 2020 to nominate candidates for U.S. President. Wednesday, February 26th is the Deadline to Request Absentee Ballot by Mail.

It’s an open primary. Voters may chose to vote a Democratic Party, Republican Party, Libertarian Party, Green Party, or Constitution Party ballot.

For the Democratic Party, Missouri will have 68 Pledged Delegates to the National Democratic Convention to nominate their candidate. Candidates are allocated delegates proportionally based on the results of the March 10 Primary. A candidate needs 15% of the vote at the Congressional District or Statewide to earn one or more delegates.

Absentee voting for this election began January 28.

Sample Ballot at Board of Election. All candidates and their websites, all parties.

Absentee Ballot Information including Printable Application.

You may vote Absentee in person from 8 am to 5 pm Monday-Friday at the Board of Elections.

9 am to 1 pm Saturday, March 7th Special In Person Absentee Voting Day @ Board of Election, 300 N Tucker.

Voter Registration ended for this election  February 12.

Vote Elizabeth Warren for President.

Help Elect Elizabeth Warren by attending an event, canvassing, phone banking, etc.

Wednesday Civilian Oversight Board Meeting

COBOffice5 pm Wednesday, February 19, 2020
St. Louis City (Police) Civilian Oversight Board
Room 4029, 1520 Market, City Hall West
Open to the Public

City Online Calendar Notice/Agenda

Agenda includes “Discuss addition of the Civilian Oversight Board ordinance amendments that add subpoena power and the bill expanded the time case processing to the website.” Seems odd to discuss this instead of just doing it.

COBThere are a lot of Meeting Minutes missing on COB webpage. The last Minutes posted online are March 2019.

Cancelled. Tuesday BOA Meeting On Airbnb Regulations

meeting notice2Make your voice heard. Contact your Alderperson and Board President Lewis Reed. Contact info at end of post.

This is a meeting on one of two board bills relating to Airbnbs introduced last week. It’s not clear from the meeting notice that this is a hearing where public testimony will be taken. This could be an introductory meeting with a public hearing tba, possibly on an evening or weekend. Just not sure. Will update if I find out.

11 am Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Board of Aldermen
Public Safety Committee
Kennedy Room, City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public

City Online Calendar Notice/Agenda

Meeting on Board Bill 222 sponsored by 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia and 28th Ward Alderwoman Heather Navarro.

2/13/2020 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: New effort underway to regulate short-term home rentals in St. Louis

If you google “short term rental” in News, you’ll see this is an issue all over the country.

There is a companion bill, Board Bill 221, not currently on the Agenda.

Members of the BOA Public Safety Committee include: Chair/23rd Ward Alderman Joe Vaccaro, Vice Chair/22nd Ward Alderman Jeffrey Boyd, 5th Ward Alderwoman Tammika Hubbard, 12th Ward Alderman Larry Arnowitz, 14th Ward Alderwoman Carol Howard, 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad, 22nd Ward Alderwoman Shameem Hubbard, 27th Ward Alderwoman Pam Boyd. Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all BOA committees.

Contact information for all Alderpersons and Board President 

Wednesday Soulard Occupancy Permit Appeals: Lucas Schoolhouse & Steelyard

appeal1:30 pm Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Room 208, City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public
In Soulard, 7th Ward…
1020-22 Allen (previously Lucas School House concert/event venue), 7th Ward – Appeal #20273 & #20274 filed by d.b.a. Lucas Schoolhouse* from the determination of Building Commissioner to deny an occupancy permit authorizing
for 1020 Allen
+ Art Gallery
+ Office
+ Full Liquor
+ No Cooking, Food Prep Only
for 1022 Allen
+ Art Studio- sculpting & instruction
Zone: “D” – Multiple Family Dwelling District

The property has been owned by Soulard Properties Group (registered agent Harjot Padda) since 2010 according to Assessor records. Also owns adjacent historic St. Paul’s Friedens Church.

There’s no d.b.a. Lucas Schoolhouse in Secretary of State corporations database. There is a Lucas School House d.b.a. registration that expired in 2013. Lucas Schoolhouse LLC registered with Secretary of State over a year ago via SCW Registered Agent, which is Summers Compton Wells law firm.

2424 S. 9th, Steelyards luxury apartments  – Appeal filed by V E Design Group, to amend variance to increase total units from 127 to 128 total units

It’s Run For Your Beads, Taste of Soulard, Blue Ball, Barkus Parade, Weiner Dog Derby, Blessing of the Pets Weekend

MardiGrasPOsterThis year’s Soulard Mardi Gras posters/shirt design is one of the best ever. Some still available for purchase at participating Soulard businesses.

9 am Saturday Run For Your Beads 5K. Registration Fee $35 Thursday & Friday, $40 Race Day/Saturday. Watching is Free.
BeedsRun
11 am to 5 pm Taste of Soulard. Food & Drink ticket booklets are $25 and available at all participating venues. Trolley will run Saturday Only and Julia’s Market Cafe & South Broadway Athletic Club participate Saturday Only.
TasteMenu2020

Saturday Night is Banana Bike Brigade’s Mardi Gras Blue Ball– St. Louis Blues Theme- @ Lemp Grand Hall. Tickets $30 online Today or $35 Saturday.
bananaball

Sunday’s Barkus/Pet Parade Registration Begins 10 am, Parade starts 1 pm- 12th @ Allen. Registration Fee $10. Watching is Free. Barclay returns as Parade Grand Marshal.
ParadeMaps

weiner dog derbySunday’s Wiener Dog Derby Registration Begins 10 am, Opening Ceremonies 1:45 pm, Races 2 pm- Weiner Stadium @ Soulard Market Park. Registration Fee $10. Watching is Free.

Sunday’s Blessing of the Pets is 1-3 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1805 S 8th. Free.
Blessing of pets

Wednesday Voter Registration Deadline for Presidential Primary

register-to-voteYou must be Registered to Vote by February 12th, 2020 to vote in the March 10th, 2020, Missouri Presidential Preference Primary.

Sample Ballot at Board of Election.

Websites for most Presidential candidates on Ballot, by political party. 

Check your Voter Registration here. 

You may Register to Vote online.

You may Register to Vote at any Dept of Motor Vehicles fee office including the one at City Hall manged by the City Collector of Revenue.

You may Register to Vote at any St. Louis City Public Library, but call in advance to make sure a Voter Registrar is available.

You may Register to Vote at the St. Louis City Board of Elections, 300 N Tucker, 8 am to 5 pm Monday-Friday.

Absentee Voting has begun for the Presidential Primary.