Tuesday Rex Sinquefield Meeting

rexcMake your voice heard against forced re-entry of St. Louis City (and it’s tax dollars, including Prop P money) into St. Louis County

6:30 pm Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Better Together’s City-County Governance Task Force
City-County Governance Town Hall
O’Fallon Park YMCA, 4343 W Florissant
Event webpage

CORRECTED – Independent Candidate Petitioners May Not Vote In March Party Primary

610d85f975a754f077e921c4c92582d5March 7th is the St. Louis City Primary Election for Mayor, Comptroller, and Aldermen of odd numbered wards, plus a special election for Alderman in 16th Ward, and Proposition S.

It is a political party primary. It is a partisan election. Primary elections have been held in Missouri since 1908. Prior to that, political parties met in conventions to nominate their candidates for federal, state, and local offices in General Elections.

When you vote in the March 7th Primary, you will be asked what political party ballot you want. In this election, you may choose from Democratic Party, Republican Party, Green Party, or Libertarian Party. This election has one local ballot issue, so you may take out a nonpartisan ballot to vote only on a ballot issue.

Candidates for Mayor for all political parties are listed here with their contact information, websites, Facebook pages, and Twitter accounts are listed here. If you find an error or have information or a link to fill in a blank, please email us the information.

Independent candidates for Mayor, Comptroller, and Aldermen, must qualify for the April 4th General Election Ballot by submitting signatures of supporters to the Board of Elections.

CORRECTION: We had the wrong deadline date for Independents to file. We said Tuesday, January 17th based on Missouri Secretary of State Elections Calendar. That is the correct date for final day of filing by candidates for School Board and Community College Trustee, but not Independent candidates who must secure signatures to get on the ballot. According to the St. Louis City Board of Election Municipal Election page, the last day for Independents to file is the “eighth Monday prior” to General Election, which would make the filing deadline Monday, February 13th.

On January 25th, the Board of Elections finally got around to posting filing information on Independent candidates.

St. Louis City Charter 2.08.330 regulates the nomination of Independent candidates: “the signers shall declare, in such certificate, that they are bona fide supporters of the candidate sought to be nominated, and have not aided, and will not aid, in the nomination of any other candidate for an elective city office.”

By signing an Independent candidate’s petition, you are nominating a candidate for public office. If you nominate an Independent for the General Election, you cannot help nominate a candidate by voting in the Primary Election, you may only take out a nonpartisan ballot to vote on Proposition S.

Section 115.323 Revised Statutes of Missouri also prohibits a voter from nominating more than one person for an office.

Political parties and Independent candidates may obtain Credentials for Challengers at each polling place. Signature on a nominating petition for an Independent candidate may be used to challenge the right to cast a ballot in the Primary Election.

St. Louis City Board of Elections Election Day Challengers and Watchers Policy

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Nominating petitions are public records.

— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman, with apologies for confusion regarding the filing date for Independent candidates.

Tuesday TIF Commission: Corporate Welfare For Ballpark Village Neighbor

yTkejEGTESt. Louis City Tax Increment Financing Commission
Cupples X Redevelopment
8 am Tuesday, October 18, 2016
City Hall West, 1520 Market, Room 2000
Open to the Public

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When a property receives a TIF District, certain sales and earnings tax revenue goes to the developer.

nextSTL articles on Cupples X Redevelopment

7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar is sponsor of Board Bill 27, a 25 year 100% tax abatement bill for the Cupples X project.

Tuesday LCRA Blightingpalooza Includes Redevelopments In 7th Ward-related Neighborhoods

Pierre Laclede Statue

See St. Louis Magazine article on Blighting: How Owners of a $600,000 House Get Away With Paying $400 in Property Taxes For years, St. Louis aldermen have been gift-wrapping tax breaks with no strings attached. Who pays? The city schools.

Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority
3 pm Tuesday, August 23, 2016
1520 Market #2000 (City Hall West)

Agenda

Agenda items affecting Neighborhoods in or partially in 7th Ward.

Compton Heights
2254-56 S Grand, 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia: Blighting

Downtown

1600-1742 Washington Ave, 5th Ward Alderwoman Tammika Hubbard & 19th Ward Alderwoman Marlene Davis: Monogram Building Redevelopment Agreement. This is the project which closes 17th Street. Already Blighted.
614 N. 11th, 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar: Blighting
2217 Locust, 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia: Blighting
Civic Center Redevelopment Area, 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar: Release from a Deed of Trust of a Building Height Restriction.

Fox Park
2327 Allen, 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia: Blighting
McKinley Heights
2329 Ann, 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar: Blighting
2212-30 Shenandoah, 7th ward Alderman Jack Coatar: Blighting

Soulard
801-825 Ann, 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar: Redevelopment Agreement. Already Blighted.

Tower Grove East
3425 Magnolia, 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia: Blighting.

Voter ID Alert: Misinformation On Board of Elections Website

Please be aware that City Board of Elections has misinformation on their website regarding ID required to vote. Their website says the card you should have received from them is not enough to vote, you need additional government issued ID, which is not true.

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The Missouri Secretary of State, THE election authority in Missouri, says your local issued election card is all you need to vote.

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The card which should have been mailed to you by the Election Board even says the card is all you need to vote.

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If there is a problem when you go to vote regarding use of the Election Board issued card as ID, call the Secretary of State’s Election Integrity Hotline 1-800-669-8683.

Tuesday Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority Agenda by Neighborhood

Pierre Laclede Statue3 pm Tuesday, July 26, 2016
1520 Market (City Hall West), #2000 Boardroom
Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority

Agenda

Dutchtown – 25th Ward
3858 Bamberger
Resolution approving Blighting and advertisement for redevelopers.

Fountain Park/Lewis Place – 18th Ward
Taylor, Delmar, Page, Kingshighway Area
Resolution approving Blighting and advertisement for redevelopers.

Grand Center- 19th Ward
3631–51 Washingotn Ave
Resolution designating FOR Associates LLC as redeveloper and authorizing redevelopment agreement.

The Hill – 10th Ward
5214 Daggett
Resolution approving Blighting and advertisement for redevelopers.
5376-90 Southwest
Resolution approving Blighting and advertisement for redevelopers.

Kosciusko – 7th Ward
Kosciusko Industrial Site (formerly Solutia)
Resolution designating SWH Investments II LLC as redeveloper and authorizing redevelopment agreement.

Midtown/Locust Street Automotive District – 19th Ward
2926-36 Locust
Resolution approving Blighting and advertisement for redevelopers.

North Riverfront – 2nd Ward
6200-12 N Broadway
Resolution designating Broadway Redevelopment LLC as redeveloper and authorizing redevelopment agreement.

Soulard – 7th Ward
721 Victor & 2403-15 S. 7th
Resolution designating Whistler One LLC as redeveloper and authorizing redevelopment agreement.

Tower Grove South – 15th Ward
3909 Hartford
Resolution approving Blighting and advertisement for redevelopers.