Monday (Police) Civilian Oversight Board Meeting

COBOffice5 pm Monday, November 18, 2019
St. Louis City (Police) Civilian Oversight Board
Room 4029, 1520 Market, City Hall West
Open to the Public

City Online Calendar Notice/Agenda:  Notice posted to City’s Events Calendar with entertainments instead of Public Meetings Calendar


Last Meeting Minutes Posted Online: February 2019

COB had no quorum at the October meeting.

Daniel Blocher, District Four (Wards 7, 8, 9, and 17) has resigned. If you are interested, please submit Application to Mayor’s Office.

4 of 9 District seats on COB expire December 31, 2019.
District 1 (Wards 2, 3, 21, 27)
District 3 (Wards 1, 4, 22, 26)
District 5 (Wards 11, 12, 13, 16)
District 7 (Wards 10, 23, 24, 28) 

City Ordinance 69984 requires the Mayor to deliver the names of nominees for the respective Board positions within 30 days of a vacancy. The Mayor may resubmit the names of current COB members or may appoint new people. If you are interested, please submit Application to Mayor’s Office.

Tuesday Debate Watch Parties

DemDebateRSVP if Event Info request. Advise showing up by 6ish to get a seat. Tip your server generously.

Please Boycott the event sponsored by Missouri Democratic Party and St. Louis City Democratic Central Committee and instead patronize these responsible establishments and sponsors.

Join 24th Ward Progressive Democrats @ The Third Rail, 5625 Manchester. Event Info

Join Elizabeth Warren supporters in Midtown @ TURN Restaurant, 3224 Locust. Event Info

Join Elizabeth Warren supporters in South City @ Lulu’s Ping Pong Bar, 3201 S Grand. Event Info

Join STL DSA for Bernie @ Earthbound Brewing, 2724 Cherokee. Event Info

Join Nebula & 4Hands Brewing @ 3407 S Jefferson. Event Info

Join 314 City Bar @ 1137 Washington. Event Info

Join Rationalist Society @ 4252 Westminster Pl. Event Info

— Marie Ceselski, Former 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman


Tuesday Hearing on New Tax District For Part of Soulard


10 am Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
Board of Aldermen
Ways & Means Committee
Kennedy Hearing Room, Room 208, City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to Public Public

Hearing on Board Bill 83  by 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar to create the Soulard Community Improvement District, a special tax district. Passage of the Board Bill would facilitate a vote on sales tax funding of the District. The vote would be by registered voters within the district  by mail.

The Board running the District will be appointed by the Mayor and represent only property owners and businesses. Renters will have no seat on the Board. Over 70% of Soulard is rental units.

City Online Calendar Notice/Agenda. Committee’s Agenda was finally posted 8:34 am Monday. We previously knew Board Bill 83 would be heard on Tuesday because property owners within the proposed District received their meeting notice required by law (from the CID’s legal counsel, Husch Blackwell).

These types of board bills are aldermanic privilege bills, meaning the hearing is a formality and no one will vote against it.

Members of Ways & Means Committee: Chair/10th Ward Alderman Joe Vollmer; Vice Chair/19th Ward Alderwoman Marlene Davis, 5th Ward Alderwoman Tammika Hubbard; 13th Ward Alderwoman Beth Murphy; 14th Ward Alderwoman Carol Howard; 16th Ward Alderman Tom Oldenburg, 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer, 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad, 23rd Ward Alderman Joe Vaccaro, 26th Ward Alderwoman Shameem Hubbard, 27th Ward Alderwoman Pam Boyd. Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all committees.

Contact Information for all Alderpersons and President Reed. 

Today. Not later. Today. Email State School Board For Local Control of Public Schools

Stop Tastoptaxationworepresentationxation Without Representation.

Please email Missouri State Board of Education and request governance of St. Louis Public Schools be returned to our elected School Board.

The Missouri State Board of Education meets tomorrow morning (Tuesday, February 19th). 
Governance of St. Louis Public Schools is on the Agenda
Please write to the State Board of Education at and request that they vote to approve returning governance of St. Louis Public Schools to our elected School Board.


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

Wednesday BOA Meeting: Status of Developer Incentives & Developments

yTkejEGTE9 am Wednesday, June 13, 2018
St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Neighborhood Development Committee
Kennedy Hearing Room, Room 208
City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public

City Online Calendar Notice/Agenda

“Discussion and updates regarding the Northside Regeneration Project, SLDC, staff from the Mayor’s Office and other City government offices with knowledge of the current status of projects in the redevelopment area, blighting studies, tax abatements and incentives, building redevelopment area, and building violations and related violations are requested by the Chairman to appear before the Committee for questioning.”

Today’s announcement certainly will make Wednesday’s meeting even more interesting.

6/12/2018 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louis wants to cut ties with Northside developer Paul McKee  

6/12/2018 St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis looks to scrap development deal with McKee

Previously 5/12/2018 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Aldermen may hold hearings, call for criminal investigation of McKee deals

Members of the Neighborhood Development Committee include: Chair/25th Ward Alderman Shane Cohn, 4th Ward Alderman Sam Moore; 5th Ward Alderwoman Tammika Hubbard, 9th Ward Alderman Dan Guenther, 13th Ward Alderwoman Beth Murphy, 14th Ward Alderwoman Carol Howard, 16th Ward Alderman Tom Oldenburg, 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer. Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all committees.

Contact Information for all Aldermen and Board President

Day 2: Lambert Airport Privatization Meeting

rexcMake Your Voices Heard. Contact your Alderman and Mayor, Comptroller, Board President. Contact info at end of post.

Continuation of Tuesday’s Meeting
Noon Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
Selection Committee for Airport Privatization
Closed Meeting to review proposals received in connection with a Request for Proposals related to airport advisory services in the potential lease
City Counselor’s Office Room 314, City Hall, 1200 Market
City Online Calendar Meeting Notice/Agenda

There have been no meetings for the public or Board of Aldermen to weigh in on privatization of Lambert Airport and, yet, the hiring of consultants to proceed is about to happen. The Committee met last Wednesday and is moving along at lightning speed.

Previous post on Lambert Airport privatization with lots of background information.

Most recent media…there have been no media follow up since this Oct 1st story… 10/1/2017 St. Louis Post-DispatchSt. Louis begins to weigh potential benefits, risks of privatizing Lambert

Contact Information…

Mayor Lyda Krewson

Comptroller Darlene Green (member of Airport Commission)

Board President Lewis Reed (member of Airport Commission)

Members of Board of Aldermen

Updated: Wednesday Planning Commission To Overturn Preservation Board’s Demolition Denial?

Pierre Laclede StatueGood news. Planning Commission has turned down the appeal.

5:30 pm Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
St. Louis City Planning Commission
Conference Room B, 2nd Floor
City Hall West, 1520 Market Street
Open to the Public City Online

Calendar Notice (as you can see, the agenda is not posted with notice and you have to go find it elsewhere)

Agenda & Materials
Item #5 is Overturning Preservation Board Denial of Demolition for 5857-5865 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. See Preservation Board info at the end of pdf.

Two Aldermen sit on the Planning Commission:
22nd Ward Aldermen Jeffrey Boyd
25th Ward Alderman Shane Cohn
Contact Information for all Aldermen 

Monday Night Forum With State Rep. Bruce Franks @ Central Library

brucewelcome6 pm Monday, October 2nd
Missouri Legislature Community Forum
with 78th District State Rep. Bruce Franks  and 80th District State Rep. Peter Meredith
Central Library, 1301 Olive
Open to the Public
Event Webpage

ICYMI Here’s the great “Family Not Allies” video of Bruce from Saturday’s protest at Galleria