Monday: Last Day for 2017-2018 Board of Aldermen Session

City Hall3Make your voice heard. Contact your Alderman and Board President on issues you care about. Contact info at end of post.

10 am Monday, April 16, 2018
St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Sine Die (adjournment of 2017-2018 Session)
Board Chambers, City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public

Online Calendar Notice (No Agenda posted with meeting notice)

Agenda found here

Appointments by Mayor
Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority Commission: Christoher Saracino
St. Louis Housing Authority Commission: Regina D. Fowler and Bryan Cave real estate development attorney Constantino Ochoa

Some of the Bills still on Calendar:
Board Bill 34CS: Health Clinic Buffer Zone
Board Bill 171: Removing Paul McKee’s Vacant Building Fee Exemption
Board Bill 233: Subpoena Power for (Police) Civilian Oversight Board
Board Bill 262AA: City Foundry #2 TIF

Contact Information for Your Alderman and Board President

Wednesday Corporate Welfare (BOA HUDZ) Meeting

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

9 am Wednesday, February 21, 2018
St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Housing, Urban Development, Zoning Committee
Kennedy Hearing Room, Room 208
City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public

City Online Calendar Notice/Agenda

Board Bill 263 Corporate Welfare for The Danielle’s
 sponsored by 2nd Ward Alderwoman Lisa Middlebrooks. See 2/20/2018 St. Louis Post-Dispatch- Messenger: Pier St. Louis developers back for handout from city already on the hook

Board Bill 262 & Board Bill 263 Corporate Welfare for City Foundry sponsored by 17th Ward Alderman Joe Roddy.

Board Bill 245 by Board President Lewis Reed, 16th Ward Alderman Tom Oldenburg, 17th Ward Alderman Joe Roddy for a City Economic Growth Report. Yawn. The City is going bankrupt and leaders want more studies, reports. Next up, blue ribbon commission to study report and report back.

Board Bill 186 Corporate Welfare for Grand Center Parking Garage by 19th Ward Alderwoman Marlene Davis.

+ Update on performance measures by 16th Ward Alderman Tom Oldenburg and Assessor Steve Conway.

+ Update on transportation initiative by 19th Ward Alderwoman Marlene Davis.

+ Incentive Reform 24th Ward Alderman Scott Ogilvie relative to Board Bill 250 by 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar. 2/18/2018 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louis aldermen approve 20-year tax abatement for 33-story apartment tower downtown

Excellent Commentary on Corporate Welfare Reform- 2/18/2018 Requiem For The Incentive Reform That Never Was by Glenn Burleigh

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

Contact Information for all Aldermen and President Reed

— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman

Tuesday LCRA: $24.5M Lost Revenue From Foundry Tax Abatement

yTkejEGTE3 pm Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority
@ St. Louis Development Corporation,
Suite 2000, 1520 Market, City Hall West
Open to the Public

City Online Calendar Notice/*Agenda with drawings/charts

6th Ward, Midtown, The Beaumont Building @ 2654 Locust
Apartments & Office Space
10 Year Tax Abatement

7th Ward, Riverfront, Amendment to Casino Agreement, new owner Tropicana
Reduce slot machines to 1,200 from 1,500
Reduce table games to 40 from 60
Reduce casino square footage to 60,000 from 75,000 for entertainment venues

9th Ward, Marine Villa, 3434-3436 Indiana
Habitat for Humanity: two single family homes
10 Year Tax Abatement

9th Ward, Marine Villa, Former Shepard School @ 3450 Wisconsin
Proposal for 47 apartments
10 Year Tax Abatement

12th Ward, Boulevard Heights, 3830 & 3831 Boulevard Heights Court
Condos Project
5 Year Tax Abatement
Former Mayor Slay lives around the corner from this slum.

17th Ward, Midtown, RPA1 City Foundry
15 Years Tax Abatement
Total loss $24.5 Million over 15 years

18th Ward, Vandeventer ,Various Parcels on 42XX West Cook, 42XX Finney, 42XX West Finney, 42XX CD Banks, 10XX Pendleton
40 single family rental homes
15 Year Tax Abatement funded with low income tax credits

26th Ward, Hamilton Heights, Save-A-Lot Grocery proposal @ 1301 Union
10 Year Tax Abatement
1/22/2018 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Save-A-Lot plans grocery store on vacant north St. Louis corner

*The Agenda wasn’t posted until Today/Monday. Some agencies/offices are taking the Mayor’s Executive Order to use Missouri Sunshine Law standards for posting online to mean only post the minimum 24 hours in advance, which, for some agencies/offices, means less advance notice, going backward instead of improving transparency.

— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman

8 am Wednesday Tax Increment Financing Commission Meeting

yTkejEGTE8 am Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
Tax Increment Financing Commission
Board Room, St. Louis Development Corporation
City Hall West, 1520 Market
Open to the Public

City Online Calendar Notice/Agenda: Corporate Welfare for City Foundry

Most recent news on project…
8/16/2017 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: City Foundry developers scrap apartment tower component of retail, office complex

And here’s an oldie but a goodie…
12/22/2016 Riverfront Times: Appointee Who Opposed City Foundry Tax Break Booted From TIF Commission

Information on the project posted by Team TIF 

Wednesday Meeting On More Corporate Welfare For Central Corridor

yTkejEGTE8 am Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Tax Increment Financing Commission Meeting
St. Louis Development Corporation
City Hall West, 1520 Market #2000

Related Riverfront Times article: St. Louis Gave Away $950K in Tax Incentives For Every New Central Corridor Resident 


Cortex Expansion – 17th Ward, Central Corridor
St. Louis Post-Dispatch article: New $170 million Cortex development to add hotel, apartments, parking garage 

City Foundry – 17th Ward, Central Corridor
St. Louis-Post-Dispatch article: City Foundry project to include high-rise offices and apartments