Meeting #538 On Repeal Of Plat & Petition For Liquor License Transfer

saloon3Make your voices heard. Contact your Alderman and Board President Lewis Reed. Contact Information at end of post.

9 am Tuesday, February 6, 2018
St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Public Safety Committee
Room 208, Kennedy Hearing Room
City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public

City Online Calendar/Agenda

Board Bill 97 by 23rd Ward Alderman Joe Vaccaro – permitting the seamless transfer of a liquor license between a company selling their business and the company purchasing the business

“Section 2. The transfer of a liquor license between two businesses or persons shall not require a petition or application submitted to the Excise Commissioner.”

This board bill has been scheduled and rescheduled many times since October. The previous post relating to this board bill is here.

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 L Boyd; 23rd Ward Alderman Joseph 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

Tuesday BOA: Repeal of Plat & Petition for Liquor License Transfer

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

11 am Tuesday, January 30, 2018
St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Public Safety Committee
Room 208, Kennedy Hearing Room
City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public

City Online Calendar/Agenda

Board Bill 97 by 23rd Ward Alderman Joe Vaccaro – permitting the seamless transfer of a liquor license between a company selling their business and the company purchasing the business

“Section 2. The transfer of a liquor license between two businesses or persons shall not require a petition or application submitted to the Excise Commissioner.”

This board bill has been scheduled and rescheduled many times since October. The previous post relating to this board bill is here.

Other Agenda Items:

Resolution 211 by 18th Ward Alderman Terry Kennedy ‐ “Pursuant to Ordinance 67794 the Public Safety Committee does hereby approve the recommendations of the Public Safety Committee for the appropriation of crime prevention program funds for the Fiscal Year 2018 attached hereto as Exhibit A, which is incorporated herein by reference.”

Neither the Resolution nor its Exhibit A are posted online at the Board of Aldermen website.

Board Bill 212 by Board President Lewis Reed -Sheriff’s Department Pay Bill

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 L Boyd; 23rd Ward Alderman Joseph 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

Thursday BOA Legislation Committee: Resolution On Audit of City

auditMake your voice heard! Contact your Alderman and Board President Lewis Reed. Contact Information at end of post.

10 am Thursday, January 4, 2017
St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Legislation Committee
Leisure Room, Room 230
City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public

This is a meeting without public testimony. The December 14th Legislation Committee event turned out to be a hearing with public testimony. There had been confusion on that not cleared up until meeting time. Previous post.

City Calendar Notice/Agenda

Resolution 169, sponsored by 23rd Ward Alderman Joe Vaccaro and 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad for Board of Aldermen to support “the prompt initiation of a comprehensive, independent, financial audit of the City of St. Louis.” The Resolution does not contain the words “State Audit” or “State Auditor.”

Audit STL is the ongoing petition drive to request a State Audit of the City.

BOA video of the December 14th hearing on BOA Resolution 169 for Audit of City.

Per the video, Resolution 169’s chief sponsor, Alderman Vaccaro, signed the Audit STL petition at the hearing and Audit STL representatives testified in favor of the BOA Resolution. There appears to be agreement between Audit petitioners and the Resolution’s sponsor that if the BOA can request the audit and make it happen faster than collecting signatures, that would be best.

Signature collecting will continue until State Auditor agrees to do an audit. Petition makes audit mandatory. Resolution does not.

Another interesting point about the BOA activity on this is that it’s a Resolution instead of Board Bill– to avoid a Fiscal Note, acknowledgment of the estimated cost of the audit. On an audit petition or on a Board Bill the cost for the audit would be clearly noted.

As the December 14th hearing ended, it appeared that the agenda for the next meeting, this Thursday’s meeting, would include 1) the Mayor’s Office/Cabinet officials providing information on implementation of recommendations from the 2010 State Audit and 2) voting on an amended Resolution.

I have not yet been able to find anyone with a copy of the amended Resolution that will be voted on. If and when I do, I will post it to ward blog.

Members of the Legislation Committee include: 23rd Ward Alderman Joe Vaccaro, Chair; 5th Ward Alderwoman Tammika Hubbard; 12th Ward Alderman Larry Arnowitz; 13th Ward Alderwoman Beth Murphy;14th Ward Alderwoman Carol Howard; 18th Ward Alderman Terry Kennedy; 22nd Ward Alderman Jeffrey Boyd; 24th Ward Alderman Scott Ogilvie; 28th Ward Alderwoman Heather Navarro. There’s also a vacant seat from resignation of 8th Ward Alderman Steve Conway, who was appointed Assessor. Board President Reed is a voting member of all committees.

Contact Information for all Aldermen and Board President

— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman

Thursday BOA Meeting/Hearing On Audit Of City

auditMake your voice heard! Contact your Aldermen and Board President Lewis Reed. Contact Information at end of post.

10 am Thursday, December 14, 2017
St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Legislation Committee
Leisure Room, Room 230, City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public (not known at this time if this is a hearing with public testimony or a meeting without public testimony)

City Online Calendar Notice/Agenda (does not provide link to Resolution)

Resolution 169 sponsored by 23rd Ward Alderman Joe Vaccaro and 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad for Board of Aldermen to support “the prompt initiation of a comprehensive, independent, financial audit of the City of St. Louis.” The Resolution does not contain the words “State Audit” or “State Auditor.”

Audit STL is the ongoing petition drive to request a State Audit of the City.

News articles…

12/04/2017 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Cash-strapped St. Louis could see state audit if some residents get their way

11/13/2017 KMOV: Audit STL Praises Aldermanic Support, Hopes It Leads To Action

10/20/2017 Riverfront Times: St. Louis Residents Call for State Audit of City — With Focus on Police

Members of the Legislation Committee include: 23rd Ward Alderman Joe Vaccaro, Chair; 5th Ward Alderwoman Tammika Hubbard; 12th Ward Alderman Larry Arnowitz; 13th Ward Alderwoman Beth Murphy; 14th Ward Alderwoman Carol Howard; 18th Ward Alderman Terry Kennedy; 22nd Ward Alderman Jeffrey Boyd; 24th Ward Alderman Scott Ogilvie; 28th Ward Alderwoman Heather Navarro. There’s also a vacant seat from resignation of 8th Ward Alderman Steve Conway, who was appointed Assessor. Board President Reed is a voting member of all committees.

Contact Information for all Aldermen and Board President

Tuesday Public Safety: Liquor License Transfer Bill

saloon3Make your voice heard. Contact your Alderman and Board President Lewis Reed. Contact Info at end of post.

10 am Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
St. Louis City Board of Aldermen
Public Safety Committee
Kennedy Hearing Room (#208)
City Hall, 1200 Market

City Online Calendar Meeting Notice/Agenda

Agenda Includes Board Bill 97 by 23rd Ward Alderman Joe Vaccaro on Transfer of Liquor License.

“Section 2. The transfer of a liquor license between two businesses or persons shall not require a petition or application submitted to the Excise Commissioner.”

Members of BOA Public Safety Committee: 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

BOA Committee to Meet Wednesday on Stadium Bribery Allegations

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Contact Your Alderman. Contact BOA President Lewis Reed.

10 am Wednesday, February 17, 2016
St. Louis City Board of Aldermen
Personnel & Administration  Committee
Kennedy Hearing Room (Room 208), City Hall

This will be the Committee’s second meeting on Resolution 197 by Alderman Joe Vaccaro  (23rd Ward), President Lewis Reed, Alderman Sam Moore (4th Ward), Alderman Jack Coatar (7th Ward), Alderman Steve Conway (8th Ward), Alderman Joe Vollmer (10th Ward), Alderman Larry Arnowitz (12th Ward), Alderman Joe Roddy (17th ward), Alderman Terry Kennedy (18th Ward ), Alderwoman Marlene Davis (19th Ward), Alderman Ken Ortmann (9th Ward), Alderwoman Lyda Krewson (28th Ward), Alderwoman Beth Murphy (13th Ward), Alderwoman Carol Howard (14th Ward).

Resolution 197 would authorize hearings on allegations of criminal conduct relating to public financing of a Stadium. These are hearings to decide if there will be hearings.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch story on last week’s hearing.

Members of the BOA Personnel Committee include Board President Lewis Reed (Chair), Alderman Larry Arnowitz (12th Ward), Alderwoman Donna Baringer (16th Ward), Alderman Freeman Bosley Sr. (3rd Ward), Alderman Steve Conway (8th Ward), Alderwoman Marlene Davis (19th Ward), Alderwoman Carol Howard (14th Ward), Alderman Terry Kennedy (18th Ward), Alderman Ken Ortmann (9th Ward), Alderman Joe Roddy (17th Ward), Alderman Tom Villa (11th Ward).

Contact Information for Aldermen

Contact Information for Board President Lewis Reed

– Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman