Tuesday Hearing On Plat & Petition Elimination

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11 am Tuesday, May 15, 2018
St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Public Safety Committee
Room 208, Kennedy Hearing Room, City Hall
Open to the Public City

Online Calendar/Agenda

Board Bill 32 by 22nd Ward Alderman Jeffrey Boyd would remove the Plat & Petition requirements for licensing of Bathhouses, Bed & Breakfasts, Billiard and Pool Rooms, Dance Halls, Pawn Shops, Photo Studios, and Tattoo Parlors. Same or similar to 2017-18 Session Board Bill 216.

Also on Agenda, Board Bill 5 by 23rd Ward Alderman Joe Vaccaro to establish a Detention Facility Advisory Commission.

Members of the Public Safety Committee include: 18th Ward Alderman Terry Kennedy, Chair; 5th Ward Alderwoman Tammika Hubbard; 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar; 12th Ward Alderman Larry Arnowitz; 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer; 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad; 22nd Ward Alderman Jeffrey Boyd; 23rd Ward Alderman Joe Vaccaro; 25th Ward Alderman Shane Cohn; 27th Ward Alderwoman Pam Boyd. Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all committees.

Contact Information for all Aldermen and Board President

CANCELLED: Tuesday Hearing To Remove Plat & Petition For Pawn Shops, Tattoo Parlors, B&Bs, Bathhouses, Pool Halls

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petitionMake your voices heard. Contact your Alderman and Board President Lewis Reed. Contact Information at end of post.

9 am Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Streets, Traffic, Refuse Committee
Leisure Room, Room 230
City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public

City Online Calendar Notice/Agenda

Board Bill 216 by 22nd Ward Jeffrey Boyd (chairman of committee) would remove the Plat & Petition requirements for licensing of Bathhouses, Bed & Breakfasts, Billiard and Pool Rooms, Dance Halls, Pawn Shops, Photo Studios, and Tattoo Parlors.

Board Bill 217 by 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar would also eliminate Plat & Petition, and does more, but was assigned to BOA Housing, Urban Development, Zoning Committee, and has not yet been scheduled for hearing.

Both Board Bills state, “no other City in the State of Missouri requires that a business submit a plat and petition prior to obtaining a business license to operate” as a reason to eliminate the requirement.

Members of BOA Streets Committee: 22nd Ward Alderman Jeffrey Boyd, Chair; 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar, Vice Chair; 3rd Ward Alderman Brandon Bosley; 4th Ward Alderman Sam Moore; 11th Ward Alderwoman Sarah Martin; 13th Ward Alderwoman Beth Murphy; 27th Ward Alderwoman Pam Boyd. There is a vacant seat on the committee from the appointment of 8th Ward Alderman Steve Conway to Assessor. President Reed is a voting member of all committees.

Contact Information for all Aldermen and Board President

Monday Planning Commission Agenda: SLU Control Over Tax Abatement & Zoning for 400 Acres in Midtown

Pierre Laclede StatueSt. Louis City Planning Commission
Special Meeting
5:30 pm Monday, November 14, 2016
Planning & Urban Design Agency
City Hall West (Abrams Bldg), 1520 Market, 2nd floor, Conference Room B

Note: Planning Commission includes 22nd Ward Alderman Jeffrey Boyd, 28th Ward Alderwoman Lyda Krewson, and Michael Powers, representing Board President Lewis Reed. Boyd, Krewson, and Reed are mayoral candidates.

Full Agenda
Action will be taken on St. Louis Midtown 353 Redevelopment Plan – Midtown, The Gate District and Tiffany Neighborhoods – St. Louis University would have unprecedented control over tax abatement (reducing funds to public schools) and zoning for 400 acres.

10/29/2016 St. Louis Post-Dispatch news story: SLU wins development control over land close to campus 

10/22/2016 St. Louis Post-Dispatch news story: With $1 billion poised to flow into projects near campus, SLU wants development control 

New Board of Aldermen Session: Bill Filings

City Hall3Make your voice heard. Contact your alderman and Board President Lewis Reed. Contact information at end of post.

Some of the 2016-2017 BOA Session’s first proposals include…

Board Bill 3 by 22nd Ward Alderman Jeffrey Boyd would create a waste tire program for St. Louis, an effort to address waste tires, a serious environmental issue. Might be some grant money for us from the State.

Board Bill 7 by 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer would prohibit semi truck traffic along parts of Chippewa, Keokuk, Osage, and Kosciusko.

Board Bill 11 by 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar for Zoning changes to Downtown and LaSalle Park Neighborhoods.

Board Bill 21 by 1st Ward Alderwoman Sharon Tyus to remove stock option related income from earnings tax exemption. She had also filed this proposal, or a similar one, late 2015-2016 Session.

Board Bill 30 by 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar to create a Wharf Vending District and  Riverfront Vending Committee comprised of St. Louis Port Authority Manager, City Special Events Director, City Streets Director, Executive Director of Great Rivers Greenway and another member designated by the Executive Director of Great Rivers Greenway.

Board Bill 36 by 28th Ward Alderwoman Lyda Krewson, 2nd Ward Alderwoman Dionne Flowers, 15th Ward Alderwoman Megan Green, 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer to create a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in partnership with St. Louis County. Here’s an Post-Dispatch article on City proposal and an article on County program.

Board Bill 40 by 28th Ward Alderwoman Lyda Krewson and 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer relating to drug overdoses and medical assistance.

And lots of development/blighting bills. Lots and lots of those.

6th Ward Alderwoman Chrissy Ingrassia is sponsoring Resolution #5 regarding the City applying for a grant from Missouri Land and Water Conservation Fund to improve Aloe Plaza across from Union Station Downtown.

Contact information for Aldermen

Contact information for Board President Lewis Reed