Monday Soulard Security Taxing District Meeting

6:30 pm Monday, November 13th, 2017
Soulard Special Business District 
Meeting @ Soulard Station, 1911 S 12th
Open to Public
If you’d like on the agenda to speak at that meeting, contact at least one day in advance of meeting.

SSBD is the special taxing district created in 1994 and funded by a property tax for extra security for Soulard.

The SSBD does not publish agendas or meeting minutes on its website.

SSBD Boundaries

SSBD is not the Soulard Restoration Group Safety Committee which meets last Mondays of the month at Soulard Station, 1911 S 12th. Open to the Public.

There is also group working on a Soulard Community Improvement District to be funded with a sales tax. See map for proposed boundaries




Wednesday Policy After Protest Forum

BLM7 pm Wednesday, November 15, 2017
“Policy After Protest: Is That Enough” Forum
Emerson Theater, Harris-Stowe University

Moderator: Sharon Stevens, HEC-TV Reporter

1st Panel
Tishaura Jones, Treasurer, St. Louis City Treasurer

Keith Williams, Institute of Justice and Accountability
Tony Messenger, Columnist, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Terry Freeman, Professor, St. Louis Community College
Antoine “T-Dubb-O” White, Rapper, Activist, Student

2nd Panel
Bruce Franks, State Representative
Andre Smith, Author, Professor, Harris-Stowe University
Kimberly Norwood, Professor, Washington University Law School
Alton Pollard, Visiting Professor, Eden Seminary
Louisa Lyles, Legal Investigator, Civilian Oversight Board

11/09/2017 St. Louis AmericanHarris-Stowe to host ‘Policy after Protest’ forum

Tuesday Rex Sinquefield Meeting

rexcMake your voice heard against forced re-entry of St. Louis City (and it’s tax dollars, including Prop P money) into St. Louis County

6:30 pm Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Better Together’s City-County Governance Task Force
City-County Governance Town Hall
O’Fallon Park YMCA, 4343 W Florissant
Event webpage

Monday: 3rd Meeting On St. Louis Public School Governance

school-board-meetingMake Your Voice Heard! Speak Out at Monday’s Meeting. Contact SLPS Special Administrative Board and tell them No Taxation Without Representation.

SLPS (Appointed) Special Administrative Board
Meeting On Future Governance Of St. Louis Public Schools
6:30 pm Monday, November 13th, 2017
Northwest Law Academy, 5140 Riverview
Topic: SLPS Governance by Hybrid Appointed Board (appointed by Mayor, Governor, etc.) with some Elected Board Members
Public Invited
Event webpage

Related news/articles…

11/10/2017 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Researcher’s positive findings on appointed school boards fail to sway St. Louis crowd

11/7/2017 St. Louis American: Community calls for elected school board

11/7/2017 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Speakers tell task force that elected school board is best option for St. Louis

11/6/2017 St. Louis Public Radio: Philosophy versus performance: Who should govern St. Louis Public Schools?

11/2/2017 St. Louis American: SLPS seeks input about future governance

10/27/2017 St. Louis American, Column by Elected School Board President Susan Jones: Transition to an elected SLPS board should begin now

Future meetings… 6:30 pm Monday, November 20th, 2017 Location to TBA This will be the meeting where the SAB task force on alternative forms of governance will deliberate in public on the report and recommendation they will make to the SAB.

Monday Police Civilian Oversight Board Meeting

MO_-_St._Louis_Police*5-6 pm Monday, November 13, 2017
Police Civilian Oversight Board (COB)
#1 Conference Room, First Floor, 1520 Market (City Hall West)
City Online Calendar Meeting Notice** & Agenda

Appears some of the open meeting will be spent on…

+written reply from SLMPD on COB recommendations on COB cases
+issues surrounding recent complaints of protesters
+issues surrounding Officers’ displaying/not displaying name tags

*COB is meeting 3-5 in Closed Session before regular meeting at 5 pm

**As of Friday afternoon, the notice was posted on City’s website under “Community Events” along with, as example, Czech Festival, instead of “Public Meetings,” such as Board of Aldermen committee hearings and development agency meetings.

Your Next City Tax Hike Election May Be August 7, 2018

yTkejEGTEMake your voice heard. Contact your Alderman, Board President, and Mayor. Contact information at end of post.

The Board of Aldermen Ways and Means Committee Today decided not to have a special election for another tax. Instead they are waiting till the August 7, 2018, a statewide Primary Election. This means the City will not have to spend $350,000 on an unbudgeted special election.

Board Bill 58 by 8th Ward Alderman Steve Conway would repeal the Payroll Tax Exemption on Nonprofits with more than 20 employees, subject to public vote.

The Committee did not vote out the bill Today. They just amended it with the August 2018 date. Had Prop P failed Tuesday, this would have been a Spring special election. It is basically now sitting in committee waiting to go to the full Board of Aldermen.

If approved by voters, religious and charitable organizations and institutions, not-for-profit civic, social, service or fraternal organizations, not-for-profit hospitals and not-for-profit educational institutions that employ more than twenty (20) employees would all be subject to the City’s patrol tax. They are currently exempt.

The money would go to General Revenue for appropriation by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment (Mayor, Comptroller, Board President). Technically, the Board of Aldermen also have a role in this but E&A are really the decision makers.

Today’s Ways & Means Committee meeting is available on YouTube here

Competing payroll tax legislation was assigned to the Legislation Committee, not Ways & Means. Board Bill 117 by 15th Ward Alderwoman Megan Green and 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia would establish a 5 Year Temporary 1/2% Payroll Tax on employees of For Profit businesses and Nonprofits with 250 or more employees for purposes of funding Public Safety, subject to public vote. This board bill has not had a committee hearing.

Contact Information for Mayor Lyda Krewson

Contact Information for all Aldermen and Board President Lewis Reed 


Candidate Filing Starts 2/27/2018, Drafting Candidate Surveys Starts Now

610d85f975a754f077e921c4c92582d508/07/2018 Primary Filings
Political Party Candidates
02/27/2018 Filing Begins
03/27/2018 Filing Closes

Candidates Who File In Jefferson City @ Missouri Secretary of State
U.S. Senator
All U.S. House seats
State Auditor
All Missouri House seats

Candidates Who File in St. Louis City @ Board of Elections
St. Louis City Collector of Revenue
St. Louis City License Collector
St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds

Filing Information At Missouri Secretary of State

7th Ward Independent Democrats are drafting candidate surveys to be available to candidates beginning, hopefully, in December, 2017. They may be completed and submitted at any time prior to April 10th, 2018.

We will draft candidate surveys for…
1st District U.S. Congress
State Representative- 78th District, 79th District
St. Louis City Collector or Revenue
St. Louis City License Collector
St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds

You are invited to submit questions to Please submit by November 30th.

Examples of previous candidate surveys…
2016 Circuit Attorney
2016 Sheriff
2015 7th Ward Alderman
2015 School Board