Tuesday Board Of Freeholders Meeting. Sorta.

citycountymap2The City’s Board of Aldermen has not taken action on Mayor Lyda Krewson’s nominees to the St. Louis City-County Board of Freeholders. But the County’s Freeholders- County Executive Sam Page’s confirmed appointments- plus Governor Mike Parson’s appointee, required by Missouri Constitution, constitute a quorum on the 9 + 9 + 1 board. They meet Tuesday. It will be the first meeting of the board.

10 am Tuesday, November 12, 2019
St. Louis City-County Board of Freeholders Meeting
City Board of Aldermen Chambers, City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public (who may sit in the Gallery)

City Calendar Meeting Notice

St. Louis City-County Board of Freeholders News Feed (contains news articles, information on Freeholders/process, and St. Louis County Charter Commission)

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

Apply Today For Board Of Freeholders

citycountymap2The St. Louis Municipal League will be turning in the Board of Freeholders petitions Today.

The St. Louis City-County Board of Freeholders could propose huge change- such as St. Louis City re-entry into St. Louis County- or small changes such as consolidation of City-County Health Departments.

If you have 5 or so hours a week to commit to exploring City-County government reform, please apply to be considered for appointment.

Apply for Appointment to the Board of Freeholders Today. City & County Application info & news feed here.

 

Please Turn In Applications For Board of Freeholders Appointment NOW!

applynowlogoPetition signatures are being collected in St. Louis City and St. Louis County by the St. Louis Municipal League for the City’s Mayor and County’s County Executive to appoint a Board of Freeholders to look at reform of local government per Missouri Constitution.

Freeholders could place something big on the City and County ballot- such as consolidation of all City and County municipal and county government into one government or re-entry of City into County as a municipality- or it could propose smaller changes- such as consolidating City and County Health Departments.

Don’t wait to find out a deadline on when Applications are due. Complete the application Today and submit via Freeholders@stlouis-mo.gov or drop off/snail mail to Office of Mayor, Room 200, City Hall, 1200 Market, St. Louis MO 63103.

Mayor Lyda Krewson’s notice on the matter.