Wednesday Budget Hearing: Budgets for Mayor, Comptroller, BOA

budget2019none-page-001_18:30 am to Noon Wednesday, May 16, 2018
St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Leisure Room, Room 230, City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public
 
 
Agenda: City Budget 
 
Budget Overview by Budget Director Paul Payne
 
Mayor, Board President, Comptroller on their Budgets 
 
Proposed Budget for Mayor shows 4 fewer employees. Mayors often shift some staff to the budgets of other departments during periods of financial crisis, giving the appearance of making sacrifices. Hopefully, someone in Media will find out whether she is actually going to do with less staff or what departments they were assigned for budget purposes.
 
Next Budget hearing should be Monday, May 21st, but there is nothing posted yet to City Calendar.
 
Members of Board of Aldermen Ways & Means Committee: 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…
 
— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman

Mayor Wants To Spend Use Tax On Sales Tax Election

nosalestaxRemember last April when you voted for (or against) Prop 1 to raise Sales Taxes for NS Metrolink Expansion and against (or for) Prop 2 spending the companion Use Tax on building a soccer stadium?

Prop 1 for NS Metrolink Expansion passed but not the Prop 2 soccer stadium funding. Aldermen now get to spend the Use Tax on other things. Board Bill 122 (Alderman Steve Conway, 8th Ward) is a Supplemental Appropriation to spend some of that money.

But the real meat and potatoes is Exhibit A, which I got from a reporter since it is not available on the City website.
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As you can see, Aldermen plan on spending $350,000 of the Use Tax on the November 7th Special Election: Prop P, sales tax hike for police  (but really anything even remotely connected to public safety is how the money could be spent).

Absentee balloting has already begun on Prop P. You don’t call for an election and then decide how to pay for it. This is no way to run a government. 

Aldermen are helping Mayor Krewson waste $350,000 on an election that could have waited to next year during the regular state-county election cycle.

You are urged to contact Board President Lewis Reed and your Alderman and tell them what else you would like that $350,000 spent on. If the Mayor, Board President, and Aldermen want this election, let them pay for it out of their own budgets. This election is their mistake, not yours.

Contact Information for Board President Lewis Reed and all Aldermen

— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman

 

Absentee Voting In Person on Friday, Saturday, Monday

absentee-ballot-copyThe April 4th General Election is for Mayor, Comptroller, Odd Numbered Wards Aldermen, 16th Ward Alderman, School Board (three seats), Community College Trustee Board (one seat), and six ballot issues.

Wednesday was the deadline to apply for an Absentee Ballot by Mail.

Absentee Voting In Person is available at
Board of Election, 300 N Tucker
8 am to 5 pm Friday, March 31st
9 am to 1 pm Saturday, April 1st
8 am to 5 pm Monday, April 3rd

Board of Election Absentee Ballot Information

Absentee Ballot Department at Board of Election: (314) 622-3319 or (314) 622-3230

You do not need a Photo ID to vote in this election. You will need one for the next election. If you need assistance obtaining a Photo ID, please contact Committeewoman Marie Ceselski at 314-630-7599.

 

Board of Election Sample Ballot

Tuesday: Vote Tishaura for Mayor #ONESTLOUIS

tj_logo_web7th Ward Independent Democrats
7th Ward Committeewoman Marie Ceselski
7th Ward Committeeman Marty Murray, Jr.
Endorse

For Mayor: Elect Tishaura Jones
For Comptroller: Re-Elect Darlene Green
For 7th Ward Alderman: No Endorsement
Yes on Proposition S

Polls Open 6 am to 7 pm
Polling Place Look-Up 

7th Ward Rides to Polls: 314-630-7599

Election Problems:
Call Board of Election Director at 314-622-4239
Call Board of Election at 314-622-4336
In 7th Ward Call Committeewoman Marie Ceselski at 314-630-7599

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Friday-Saturday In-Person Absentee Voting at Board of Election

Vote-QuoteThe Board of Election Commissioners is open for In-Person Absentee Voting…
8 am to 5 pm Friday, March 3rd
9 am to 1 pm Saturday, March 4th
300 N Tucker, Downtown

Tuesday, March 7th is the St. Louis City Primary Election for Mayor, Comptroller, Aldermen of odd-numbered wards, Alderman of 16th Ward (special election), and Proposition S. Polls Open 6 am to 7 pm.

Board of Election Absentee Ballot Information

Absentee Ballot Department at Board of Elections:
(314) 622-3319 or (314) 622-3230

This is a partisan primary. You will be asked what party’s ballot you want. You may choose from Democratic, Republican, Green, Libertarian. Your other option is Nonpartisan, meaning you will vote only on Proposition S.

Board of Election Sample Ballots

7th Ward Independent Democrats
7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman Marie Ceselski
7th Ward Democratic Committeeman
Marty Murray, Jr
Endorsements:
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Elect Tishaura Jones for Mayor
Re-Elect Darlene Green for Comptroller
7th Ward Alderman – No Endorsement
Vote Yes on Proposition S

League of Women Voters Voter Guide with candidate/ballot issue information

St. Louis Public Radio mayoral candidate profiles
St. Louis Post-Dispatch mayoral candidate profiles
St. Louis American mayoral candidate survey

5 pm Wednesday Deadline To Request Absentee Ballot By Mail

Vote-Quote5 pm Wednesday is your last day to request an Absentee Ballot By Mail for the March 7th Primary Election for Mayor, Comptroller, Odd Numbered Wards Aldermen, 16th Ward Alderman, and Proposition S.

Board of Election Absentee Ballot Information

Absentee Ballot Department at Board of Elections: (314) 622-3319 or (314) 622-3230

You May Also Vote Absentee In Person at Board of Elections
February 27 – March 3rd, Monday-Friday 8 am to 5 pm
March 4th, Saturday 9 am to 1 pm

This is a partisan primary. You will be asked what party’s ballot you want. You may choose from Democratic, Republican, Green, Libertarian. Your other option is Nonpartisan, meaning you will vote only on Proposition S.

Board of Election Sample Ballots

League of Women Voters Voter Guide with candidate/ballot issue information

St. Louis Public Radio mayoral candidate profiles 

St. Louis Post-Dispatch mayoral candidate profiles 

St. Louis American mayoral candidate survey

Proposition S Proponent Facebook/Website
Proposition S Opponent Facebook/Website (searched but did not find, let us know if you locate one)