Tuesday Public Hearing On Airbnb Regulations

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

10 am Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Board of Aldermen
Public Safety Committee
Kennedy Room, City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public. Meeting Notice says Public Testimony will be heard.

City Online Calendar Notice/Agenda

Meeting on Board Bill 222 sponsored by 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia, 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar, 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 another Airbnb regulation bill, Board Bill 221, not 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 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 

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 

This Week’s Airport Privatization Meetings

rexcMake your voice heard!
 
2 pm Today/Tuesday, October 23, 2019
Board of Estimate & Apportionment (Mayor, Comptroller, Board President)
Mayor’s Office, City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to Public but Room holds very few people
Meeting Agenda  includes “Airport Working Group update on the status of the process of exploring a public-private partnership for the lease, management, operation and/or development of the Airport by Paul Payne, Chairman” – Payne is City’s Budget Director. He recently voted with Mayor and Board President, who have ability to fire him, to go forward on Airport Privatization with Request For Qualifications. These updates were required every 60 days by Board of Aldermen Resolution. They have not happened.
 
11 am Thursday, October 24, 2019
Airport Privatization Advisory Working Group
Rom 3005, 1520 Market, City Hall West
Open to the Public
 
1 pm Thursday, October 24, 2019
Board of Aldermen
Room 208, Kennedy Hearing Room, City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public
Agenda includes
 
Board Bill 19 for Public Vote on Airport Privatization via ordinance 
 
Board Bill 77 for Public Vote on Airport Privatization via charter amendment
Board Bill 93 for Federal Grant to assist Board of Aldermen examine Airport Privatization 
 
Presentation by Airport Privatization Consultants. Again, these are consultants paid for by Rex Sinquefied’s Grow Missouri. Sinquefield will be reimbursed if a privatization deal is made. AND per Board of Aldermen Resolution, these privatization updates were due every 60 days and have not happened.
 
Background information on Airport Privatization
News archives on Airport Privatization since 3/2017

CANCELLED. Mayor’s Freeholders might get confirmed Today/Wednesday

citycountymap2See St. Louis Post-Dispatch story on Cancellation.

Deadline for confirmation by Board of Aldermen of Mayor Lyda Krewson’s 9 Board of Freeholder Nominees is Today/Wednesday.

Last Night/Tuesday, St. Louis County Council confirmed 8 of 9 Nominees made by County Executive Sam Page. The 9th Nominee has been out of the country and not available for a vetting meeting with County Council. She will likely be confirmed next week.

Under Missouri Constitution, Governor appoints 19th Freeholder, someone from outside City and County. Yesterday, Governor Mike Parson appointed someone who lives in Jefferson County but owns property and works at a law firm in St. Louis County. I don’t think that embraces the spirit of the constitutional provision- someone without a vested interest in outcome of Freeholders, someone neutral.

The hold up in City on confirmation is representation of North City on the Freeholders Board. Of the Mayor’s 9 Nominees, only one resides in North City.

The Mayor’s Nominees were sent to Board of Aldermen’s Intergovernmental Affairs Committee. It met once to vet Nominees and has meet twice to deliberate and vote on Nominees. No vote has taken place. The fourth meeting is today.

2:30 pm Wednesday, October 23, 2019
St. Louis City Board of Aldermen
Intergovernmental Affairs Committee
Meeting on Mayor’s Nominees to City-County Board of Freeholders Meeting Notice/Agenda

Also scheduled for a special meeting today is the Full Board of Aldermen. The Full Board has its regularly scheduled meetings on Fridays, except when Friday is a holiday weekend.

If Intergovernmental Affairs Committee does not approve the Mayor’s Nominees, there may be a move to bypass the Committee and bring the Nominees to floor for vote by Full Board. Whether they can do that legally is in question. Board of Aldermen Rules provide a mechanism to remove “bills” from committees and bring them to Full Board without approval by committee. But nominations by Mayor are not bills. There is no bill sponsor or document other than letter from Mayor announcing her nominee.

4 pm Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Board of Aldermen
Meeting Agenda includes Mayor’s Nominees to City-County Board of Freeholders Meeting Notice/Agenda

Board of Freeholders background information
News archive since 11/2018 on Freeholders and County Charter Commission
Freeholder-related meeting information
may be found at the St. Louis City-County Board of Freeholders News Feed

Tuesday-Wednesday City & County Meetings on Board of Freeholders Nominees

citycountymap24 pm Tuesday, October 15, 2019
St. Louis County Council
Meeting on County Executive Sam Page’s nominees to City-County Board of Freeholders
Meeting Notice/Agenda
Open to the Public

11:30 am Wednesday, October 16, 2019
St. Louis City Board of Aldermen
Intergovernmental Affairs Committee
Meeting to (maybe) vote on Mayor Lyda Krewsons nominees to City-County Board of Freeholders
Meeting Notice/Agenda
Open to the Public
Video of Committee’s previous meeting with Nominees

Lots of information on Board of Freeholders & News Archive 

Monday Hearing on Mayor’s Freeholders Nominees

citycountymap210 am Monday, October 7, 2019
St. Louis City Board of Aldermen
Intergovernmental Affairs Committee
Public Hearing to review Mayor’s nominees to City-County Board of Freeholders
Kennedy Room, Room 208, City Hall, 1200 Market.

City Online Calendar Notice/Agenda

Lots of information relating to Board of Freeholders- news archive, Freeholders, Freeholder process, related meetings- here