No Public Notice for Thursday BOA Budget Meeting: Sheriff & Circuit Atty

Budget9-10 am Thursday, May 31, 2018
St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Ways & Means Committee
Room Unknown
Maybe Leisure Room, Room 230
City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public (but no public testimony)

City Online Calendar Notice/Agenda – None

Agenda- as listed on last page of last Thursday’s Calendar Letter to Board of Aldermen, confirmed by Alderman Muhammad tonight
9 am Sheriff’s Office Budget: p. 89 Sheriff budget will be cut by 5 employees.

9:30 am Circuit Attorney’s Office Budget: p. 88 Circuit Attorney budget will increase by 7 employees to be paid from other than General Revenue, does not say which sales/use tax being used.

During the Budget process, the Board of Aldermen can only decrease a line item, cannot increase a line item. Increasing budget items is up to Board of Estimate & Apportionment (Mayor, Comptroller, Board President).

Members of Ways & Means Committee (per City website, which has proven to be inaccurate in these matters) include: Chair 26th Ward Alderman Frank Williamson, 4th Ward Alderman Sam Moore, 13th Ward Alderwoman Beth Murphy, 14th Ward Alderwoman Carol Howard, 19th Ward Alderwoman Marlene Davis, 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad, 23rd Ward Alderman Joe Vaccaro, 27th Ward Alderwoman Pam Boyd. Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all committees.

If you’d like to weigh in on this with your elected officials, here’s who to contact…
Mayor Lyda Krewson
Comptroller Darlene Green
Board President Lewis Reed
Members of Board of Aldermen 

August 2nd Missouri Democratic Primary 7th Ward Endorsements

7th Ward Independent Democrats have voted to endorse the following candidates and issues.  7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman Marie Ceselski supports the candidates and issues chosen by the members.

August 2, 2016 Democratic Primary
For U.S. Senator: Elect Cori Bush
For Governor: Elect Charles B. Wheeler
For Lt. Governor: Elect Tommie Pierson Sr
For Secretary of State: Elect Robin Smith
For State Treasurer: Elect Judy Baker
For Attorney General: Elect Jake Zimmerman
For U.S. House 1st District: Re-Elect Lacy Clay
For Missouri Senate 5th District: Re-Elect Jamilah Nasheed
For Missouri House 78th District: Elect Bruce Franks
For Missouri House 79th District: Re-Elect Michael Butler
For St. Louis City Circuit Attorney: Elect Kimberly M. Gardner
For St. Louis City Sheriff: Elect Vernon Betts
For St. Louis City Treasurer: Re-Elect Tishaura Jones
For 7th Ward Democratic Committeeman: Elect Marty Joe Murray Jr
For 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman: Re-Elect Marie Ceselski

Wednesday Budget Hearings on Police & County Offices + Property Tax Hike

yTkejEGTEMake your voice heard. Contact Committee Members, Your Alderman, and Board President Lewis Reed. Contact information at end of post.

St. Louis Ways & Means Committee
8:30 am Wednesday, June 1
Leisure Room, City Hall
Board Bill 1 – FY 2017 Budget by Board President Lewis Reed and 8th Ward Alderman Steve Conway

Tentative Agenda

8:30 am Police Department

9:15 am Sheriff Department
sheriffbudget9:30 am Circuit Attorney Continue reading

Tuesday Filing Deadline for August Primary

wakeupamericaIn St. Louis City, Democratic, Republican, and Green Party candidates are filing for…
Circuit Attorney ($50 Filing Fee)
Sheriff ($50 Filing Fee)
Treasurer ($50 Filing Fee)
Political Party Ward Committeeman and Committeewoman ($100 Filing Fee)

You must file for these offices by 5 pm Tuesday, March 29, at St. Louis City Board of Election Commissioners, 300 N Tucker.

Most recent candidate filings posted by Board of Election Commissioners 
City Filing Requirements/Information

At the State level, in Missouri, Democratic, Republican, Libertarian Party, and Constitution Party candidates are filing for…
U.S. Senator ($200 Filing Fee)
All Congressional District U.S. Representative seats ($100 Filing Fee)
Governor ($200 Filing Fee)
Lieutenant Governor ($200 Filing Fee)
Secretary of State ($200 Filing Fee)
Attorney General ($200 Filing Fee)
State Treasurer ($200 Filing Fee)
Odd Numbered District State Senate seats ($100 Filing Fee)
All State Representative seats ($50 Filing Fee)

You must file for these offices by 5 pm Tuesday, March 29, at Elections Division, Secretary of State’s Office, Kirkpatrick State Information Center, Room 337, 600 W. Main, Jefferson City.

Most recent candidate filings posted by Missouri Secretary of State
State Filing Information

Tuesday is Filing Day in Missouri

wakeupamericaTuesday, February 23rd is the first Filing Day in Missouri for the August 2nd Primary. Candidates will file for

US Senate
US House
Missouri Governor
Missouri Lt Governor
Missouri Secretary of State
Missouri Attorney General
Missouri State Treasurer
Missouri Senate (odd numbered districts)
Missouri House
County offices

In St. Louis City, the county offices on ballot will be Circuit Attorney, Treasurer, and Sheriff.

In St. Louis County, the county offices on ballot will be County Council seats in Districts 2, 4, and 6.

Elsewhere in Missouri, most county ballots will include

Circuit Court Judges
County Commissioners
County Sheriff
County Assessor
County Treasurer
County Public Administrator
County Coroner
County Surveyor

Beginning Tuesday, also filing will be candidates for ward/township committeewomen and committeemen for the Democratic Party, Republican Party, Constitution Party, and Libertarian Party.

Interesting to note, in some counties, but not St. Louis City or St. Louis County, not only do candidates pay a filing fee to their county political party committees but they also pay a fee to their counties.

In St. Louis City, the filing fee to run for a ward Democratic Party committeewoman or committeeman seat is $100, while the filing fee for citywide office is only $50.

The last day to file for the Primary is March 29th.

Filing information is available at the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office.

– Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman

2016 Primary Candidate & Ballot Issue Forums

Tentative Dates for 7th Ward Independent Democrats sponsored Primary Forums:

Monday, April 18th
St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Candidates
St. Louis City Sheriff Candidates
Ballot Issues

Monday, May 16th
1st US House District
78th Missouri House District
79th Missouri House District
Ballot Issues

Monday, June 20th
Lieutenant Governor
Secretary of State
Attorney General
State Treasurer

Filing opens February 23rd and Closes March 29th. Additional information on filing.

We’re checking to see if Lafayette Park United Methodist Church Hall is available for the Forums.

Candidates will be required to submit completed candidate surveys in advance of participation. Some Survey questions will be used in the Forum. Our past Candidate Surveys and Responses are posted Here. If you’d like to suggest a question for one of the 2016 Surveys, please submit to

Surrogates will only be permitted for statewide candidates and 1st US House District candidates.