01/28/2018 CANCELLED: Soulard Save City Hall DMV Letter Writing Happy Hour

SaveCityHallDMV1WE WON! The campaign is over. Thank you to everyone who signed petition and wrote letters.

2-4 pm Sunday, January 28th, 2018
Soulard Save City Hall DMV Letter Writing Happy Hour #2
Nadine’s Gin Joint, 1931 S 12th

Sponsored by 7th Ward Committeewoman Marie Ceselski7th Ward Independent Democrats

RSVP by 10 pm Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Contact: *Marie Ceselski 314-630-7599 ward7stl@aol.com

Attendance Prizes
Cash Bar

Please join us to write letters to State officials in support of retaining the State of Missouri Motor Vehicle License Fee Office at City Hall.

Stationary, pens, and postage will be provided. But bring your own if you’d like. 

In lieu of a handwritten letter, if you’d like to write and print a letter in advance to bring with you, see addresses of State officials below.

There is also a Letter Writing Happy Hour on January 21st.

If you can’t make it to any of the Letter Writing Happy Hours, there is also an online form to use.


The St. Louis City Collector of Revenue has run the DMV License Office at City Hall for 17 years without issue. Now the State says the office hours are a problem. City Hall is only open 8 am to 5 pm Monday-Friday, no evening or Saturday hours.

Collector of Revenue Gregory F.X. Daly’s DMV License office serves 60,000 customers a year. They are obviously doing something very, very right.

Last month, the State awarded the DMV contract to someone in Florida for an office location yet to be announced. Wherever it is, it will not be as convenient as the City Hall office. This is a fact.

Customers rave about the services and convenience of Collector Daly’s DMV License Office. A fair number of customers are from St. Louis County.

Eliminating the City Hall DMV License Office inconveniences people who need a copy of their Missouri Birth Certificate to do business with DMV. 

You must bring a certified copy of your Birth Certificate to renew/update a Driver’s License or obtain/upate a Non-Driver Photo ID. The City Hall DMV and Recorder of Deeds Birth Records Department are both conveniently located on the same floor at City Hall. Everywhere else in the State, you have to go to two buildings.

Eliminating the City Hall DMV License Office inconveniences people who need a copy of their St. Louis City Issued Marriage License to do business with DMV.

If you marry and want to take you spouse’s surname or hyphenate surnames, you must bring a certified copy of your Marriage License to DMV. The City Hall DMV License Office and Recorder of Deeds Marriage License Department are both conveniently located on the same floor at City Hall. Everywhere else in the State, you have to go to two buildings.

Eliminating the City Hall DMV License Office eliminates an important resource for charities assisting people who are unhoused.

You need a Photo ID to apply for job training, jobs, housing, aid, and to vote. St. Louis Area Charities partner only with the City Hall DMV to provide Photo IDs to the unhoused. This partnership is unique and only possible because the City Hall DMV and Recorder of Deeds Birth Records Department are located in the same building.

Eliminating the City Hall DMV License Office will suppress voting in the City of St. Louis.

The State now requires a Photo ID to vote. Instead of making it easy to get, moving the City Hall DMV away from the Birth Certificates needed to obtain the Photo ID makes it more difficult.

Eliminating the City Hall DMV License Office inconveniences people without internet access who need a Copy of their Property Tax Receipt to renew license plates.

The City Hall DMV and Collector of Revenue are both conveniently located on the same floor at City Hall. Everywhere else in the State, you have to go to two buildings.

Eliminating the City Hall DMV License Office inconveniences people who need a Personal Property Tax Waiver to renew license plates.

The City Hall DMV and Assessor are both conveniently located on the same floor at City Hall. Everywhere else in the State, you have to go to two buildings.

 

Eliminating the City Hall DMV License Office inconveniences people who pay Personal Property Tax in person before they renew license plates.

The City Hall DMV and Collector of Revenue are both conveniently located on the same floor at City Hall. Everywhere else in the State, you have to go to two buildings.

Instead of eliminating convenience, the State should be looking at how to replicate the convenience of St. Louis City Hall services- DMV License, Birth Certificate, Property Tax Waiver, and Property Tax Payment services all on the same floor, same building.



About The Letters

At Sunday’s Save City Hall Letter Writing Happy Hour. we’ll be writing to four State Officials. In lieu of a handwritten letter, if you’d like to write and print a letter in advance to bring with you, here are the names and addresses:

Hon. Eric Greitens
Governor of the State of Missouri
201 West Capitol Avenue, Room 216
Jefferson City, MO  65101
Joel Walters, Director
Department of Revenue
Harry S. Truman State Office Building
301 West High Street, Room 670
Jefferson City, MO  65101
Tracy McGinnis
Commissioner’s Office
Office of Administration
State Capitol Building, Room 125
P.O. Box 809
Jefferson City, MO  65102
Carla Duppong
Division of Purchasing
Harry S. Truman State Office Building
301 West High Street, Room 630

Jefferson City, MO  65101

Again, if you can’t make it to any of the Letter Writing Happy Hours,there is also an online form to use.

 


*Disclaimer: Marie Ceselski, the main host of this event, is a City employee in the Recorder of Deeds Office. She is hosting the event as the elected 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman, not as a City employee. She does not represent the Recorder of Deeds or City of St. Louis on this or any other matter.