Tuesday Fake Community Benefits Agreements Meeting

 

fakecbaBoard President Lewis Reed is sponsoring a Meeting on Community Benefits Agreement 6:30 pm Tuesday, July 11th at Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson.

Reed is sponsor of Board Bill 11 to accept status quo arrangements between aldermen and developers.

Board Bill 61 by 15th Ward Alderwoman Megan Green is the proposal to write into law a community engagement process for development incentives.

Some good reads on the issue…

5/11/2017 St. Louis American: A tale of two Community Benefits Agreements, Lewis Reed’s and Megan Green’s

5/17/2017 St. Louis Public Radio: How to get real Community Benefits Agreements? Depends on who you ask 

Also see Team TIF What Are Community Benefits Agreements Video https://www.facebook.com/TeamTifSTL/videos/vb.546909832186769/662532443957840/?type=3&video_source=pages_video_set

Related… There is also (nonbinding) Resolution 33 by 17th Ward Alderman Joe Roddy Calling on the St. Louis Development Corporation To Establish Interim Incentive Guidelines

Roddy’s proposal was featured this week in The Riverfront TimesAlderman’s Dick Move Reveals a Big Problem at City Hall — Aldermanic Courtesy

Also see 6/6/2017 St. Louis American: Racial equity and tax incentive policy in St. Louis 

— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman

Wednesday Ways & Means: Tax Ballot Issues

yTkejEGTEMake your voices heard. Contact your Alderman and Board President. Contact information below.

St. Louis City Board of Aldermen
Ways & Means Committee
8:30 am Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Leisure Room (230), City Hall, 1200 Market

City Website Calendar Notice

Agenda

Board Bill 58 by 8th Ward Alderman Steve Conway for a public vote on payroll expense tax and removal of exemption for nonprofits with 21 or more more employees

Board Bill 60 by 8th Ward Alderman Steve Conway for a public vote to raise sales tax to fund public safety

The State Sales Tax Rate + St. Louis City Sales Tax Rate is 8.679% or more depending on location and special taxing districts.

Also might be of interest…

4/4/2017 St. Louis Post-DispatchSales tax for police passes by big margin in St. Louis County 

6/22/2017 St. Louis Public RadioCounty police officers to see 30 percent raise while city mulls funding options for its officers

6/23/2017 St. Louis Post-DispatchPolice overtime – $1.3 million a month – strains St. Louis budget 

Comptroller’s Audit of Police Overtime

Ways & Means Committee Members: 8th Ward Alderman Stephen Conway (Chair), 4th Ward Alderman Samuel L. Moore, 13th Ward Alderwoman Beth Murphy, 14th Ward Alderwoman Carol Howard, 19th Ward Alderwoman Marlene E Davis, 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad (elected in April), 23rd Ward Alderman Joseph Vaccaro, 27th Ward Alderwoman Pam Boyd (elected in April). Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all committees.

Contact Information for Aldermen and Board President

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Tuesday Public Safety Hearing On #ReproRights Board Bill 34

defend-womens-reproMake your voice heard! Attend this special evening public hearing or phone/email your alderman and President Lewis Reed. Contact Info below.

10 am Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Board of Aldermen
Public Safety Committee
Kennedy Hearing Room, Room 208, City Hall, 1200 Market

Public Hearing on Board Bill 34, the Buffer Zone ordinance, sponsored by 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia; with co-sponsors 9th Ward Alderman Dan Guenther (elected April 2017); 13th Ward Alderwoman Sarah Martin (elected April 2017); 15th Ward Alderwoman Megan Green; 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer; 25th Ward Alderman Shane Cohn.

Board Bill 34 would protect patients and clinic personnel from unwanted harassment and interference when entering and exiting reproductive-health clinics by establishing a buffer zone.

Meanwhile, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has called the Legislature into Special Session for purposes of prohibiting St. Louis City from protecting access to reproductive health facilities in the City.

Members of Public Safety Committee include: 18th Ward Alderman Terry Kennedy; 5th Ward Alderwoman Tammika Hubbard;  7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar; 12th Ward Alderman Larry Arnowitz; 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer; 21st Ward Alderman John C. Muhammad; 22nd Ward Alderman Jeffrey Boyd; 23rd Ward Alderman Joseph Vaccaro; 25th Ward Alderman Shane Cohn; 27th Ward Alderwoman Pam Boyd. Board President Lewis Reed is a member of all Board committees.

Contact Information for all Aldermen and President Reed

Thursday Evening Public Hearing On Corporate Welfare Reform

yTkejEGTEMake your voice heard! Attend this special evening public hearing or phone/email your alderman and President Lewis Reed. Contact Info below.

Doors Open 6:00 pm Thursday, June 8th
Hearing Begins 6:30 pm

Board of Aldermen
Housing, Urban Development, Zoning Committee
Public Hearing on Corporate Welfare Reform
Ascension Church Hall, 5347 Donovan

What specifically this hearing is about is anyone’s guess. The meeting notice is generic. City Online Calendar Notice

Chairman of HUDZ Committee, 17th Ward Alderman Joe Roddy, filed Resolution #33: “The Board of Aldermen respectfully request that the St. Louis Development Corporation take the following actions to improve the effectiveness of tax incentives and improve their best practices.” Resolution #33 is finally available online to the public.

Board President Lewis Reed filed Board Bill 11 on Community Benefits Agreements .

There’s a lot of intrigue on that.

5/11/2017 St. Louis American: A tale of two Community Benefits Agreements, Lewis Reed’s and Megan Green’s 

5/17/2017 St. Louis Public Radio: How to get real Community Benefits Agreements? Depends on who you ask 

6/2/2017 St. Louis American: Citizens demand a seat at the development negotiating table with Community Benefits Agreements 

Interesting information on development incentives available at the Team TIF St. Louis website 

And I always look forward to opportunities to share John Oliver’s take on special taxing districts 

Members of Housing, Urban Development, and Zoning Committee: 17th Ward Alderman Joseph D Roddy, Chair; 2nd Ward Alderwoman Dionne Flowers; 3rd Ward Alderman Brandon Bosley (elected in April); 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar; 16th Ward Alderman Tom Oldenburg (elected in April); 18th Ward Alderman Terry Kennedy; 19th Ward Alderwoman Marlene E Davis; 22nd Ward Alderman Jeffrey L Boyd; 24th Ward Alderman Scott Ogilvie; 27th Ward Alderwoman Pam Boyd (elected in April). Board President Lewis Reed is a member of all Board of Aldermen Committees.

Contact Information for all Aldermen and President Reed

Wednesday Budget Hearing On Public Safety Cuts

budget2018_AOP_cover-page-001St. Louis City Board of Aldermen
Ways & Means Committee
8:30 am Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Leisure Room, City Hall, 1200 Market

Open to the Public but the public opportunity to testify was a one hour meeting last week.

Hearing on Budget for Public Safety Department
Director
Corrections Division
Fire Department
Police Department

Cuts to Public Safety Department Budget includes…
-$280,000 Building Division (cut 5 positions + miscellaneous)
-$205,000 Neighborhood Stabilization (cut 3 positions)
-$140,000 Corrections Division (salary savings and overtime reductions)
-$30,000 Excise Divisions (salaries down)
-$143,000 Police Department (cut 5 vacant Park ranger positions + miscellaneous)
-$70,000 Police Department (cut 1 vacant Marshal position + miscellaneous)

City Website Calendar Notice

Board Bill 1 (FY2018 Budget)

Here’s the proposed City Operating Plan for FY2018, department by department, it will give you more information than the budget bill.

Budget Division FY 2018 Budget slide show

Video of Budget Division FY 2018 Budget Presentation to BOA Ways & Means Committee

Ways & Means Committee Members: 8th Ward Alderman Stephen Conway (Chair), 27th Ward Alderwoman Pam Boyd (elected in April), 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad (elected in April), 19th Ward Alderwoman Marlene E Davis, 14th Ward Alderwoman Carol Howard, 4th Ward Alderman Samuel L. Moore, 13th Ward Alderwoman Beth Murphy, 23rd Ward Alderman Joseph Vaccaro. Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all committees.

Contact Information for Aldermen and Board PresidentContact Information for Aldermen and Board President

Thursday Hearing on Cuts to Parks & Forestry Budget

pontiac1St. Louis City Board of Aldermen
Ways & Means Committee
8:30 am Thursday, May 18, 2017
Leisure Room, City Hall, 1200 Market

Open to the Public but the public opportunity to testify was the one hour Wednesday at another meeting 

+ Approve Notices for the Minimum Wage Law & Rules and Regulations

+ Hearing on Budget for Parks Department:
Parks Division- $200,000 Reduction (3 vacant positions)
Forestry- $100,000 Reduction (weed control contract)

City Website Calendar Notice

Board Bill 1 (FY2018 Budget)

Here’s the proposed City Operating Plan for FY2018, department by department, it will give you more information than the budget bill.

Budget Division FY 2018 Budget slide show

Video of Budget Division FY 2018 Budget Presentation to BOA Ways & Means Committee

Ways & Means Committee Members: 8th Ward Alderman Stephen Conway (Chair), 27th Ward Alderwoman Pam Boyd (elected in April), 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad (elected in April), 19th Ward Alderwoman Marlene E Davis, 14th Ward Alderwoman Carol Howard, 4th Ward Alderman Samuel L. Moore, 13th Ward Alderwoman Beth Murphy, 23rd Ward Alderman Joseph Vaccaro. Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all committees.

Contact Information for Aldermen and Board President

Wednesday Citizen Input Meeting on FY 2018 City Budget

budget2018_AOP_cover-page-001This is the one hour allotted to the public to comment in person on City Budget and proposed staffing cuts (or, in the case of the Mayor’s office, staffing increase).

St. Louis City Board of Aldermen
Ways & Means Committee
Citizens Input Meeting on City Budget
6:30-7:30 pm Wednesday, May 17th
St. Mary Magdalen School Hall, 4924 Bancroft
(14th Ward, Southampton Neighborhood)

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Board Bill 1 (FY2018 Budget)

Here’s the proposed City Operating Plan for FY2018, department by department, it will give you more information than the budget bill.

Budget Division FY 2018 Budget slide show

Video of Budget Division FY 2018 Budget Presentation to BOA Ways & Means Committee

Ways & Means Committee Members: 8th Ward Alderman Stephen Conway (Chair), 27th Ward Alderwoman Pam Boyd (elected in April), 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad (elected in April), 19th Ward Alderwoman Marlene E Davis, 14th Ward Alderwoman Carol Howard, 4th Ward Alderman Samuel L. Moore, 13th Ward Alderwoman Beth Murphy, 23rd Ward Alderman Joseph Vaccaro. Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all committees.

Contact Information for Aldermen and Board President