6 pm Tuesday BOA Hearing on New Stadium Public Financing #NoVoteNoStadium

Make Your Voice Heard!
Testify @ The Hearing. Contact Your Alderman. Contact BOA President Lewis Reed.

6 pm Tuesday, November 24, 2015
St. Louis City Board of Aldermen
Ways & Means Committee
@ O’Fallon Park Recreation Center, 3434 West Florissant

Public Hearing on Board Bill 219  by Alderwoman Tammika Hubbard (5th Ward), Alderman Jack Coatar (7th Ward), Alderman Ken Ortmann (9th Ward)

Board Bill 219 would authorize a Financing Agreement between City of St. Louis, Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority, and State of Missouri for construction and leasing of a new stadium.

The STLRSA consists of three members appointed by St. Louis City Mayor with consent of Board of Aldermen, three members appointed by St. Louis County Executive with consent of County Council, and two member appointed by the Governor. More information on RCSCA

A bit of history- Jim Shrewsbury, the STLRSA chairman, is the former President of the St. Louis City Board of Aldermen. He was defeated for re-election by current Board President Lewis Reed.

Members of the BOA Ways & Means Committee include: Alderman Steve Conway (8th Ward), Alderman Chris Carter (27th Ward), Alderman Antonio French (27th Ward), Alderman Terry Kennedy (18th Ward), Alderman Sam Moore (4th Ward), Alderwoman Beth Murphy (13th Ward), Alderman Scott Ogilvie (24th Ward), Alderman Joe Vaccaro (23rd Ward).

The O’Fallon Park Rec Center is owned by the City of St. Louis but operated by the YMCA and located in committee member Alderman French’s 27th Ward.

Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all committees.

Contact Information for Members of the Board of Aldermen

Contact Information for Board President Reed

10 am Monday, Nov. 23 BOA Hearing On Stadium Public Vote

City Hall310 am Monday, November 23, 2015
St. Louis City Board of Aldermen
Convention, Tourism, Arts & Humanities Committee
Leisure Room, City Hall, 1200 Market

Public Hearing on Board Bill 207 by Alderwoman Megan E. Green (15th Ward), Alderman Samuel L. Moore (4th Ward), Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia (6th Ward), Alderwoman Cara Spencer (20th Ward), Alderman Shane Cohn (25th Ward), Alderman Chris Carter (27th Ward)

Board Bill 207 would require voter approval on City financial assistance from for construction of a new stadium. The Ballot question would be:

Shall the City of St. Louis be authorized to enter into an agreement with the Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority for the purpose of providing financial assistance in connection with the construction and/or operation of a new sports and entertainment facility to be located within the City of St. Louis?

In 2002, St. Louis City Voters collected initiative petition signatures to place on the ballot the issue of requiring public votes on public funding of future stadiums. On November 2, 2002, City Voters approved the ordinance a vote of 55% to 45%.

In 2004, St. Louis County Voters passed a similar ordinance by a vote of 72% to 28%.

In May, 2015, Governor Jay Nixon contacted St. Louis County and said the County’s participation in financing the new stadium was not needed.

On August 3, 2015, Circuit Court Judge Thomas Frawley struck down the City’s stadium public vote ordinance. For those new to St. Louis City, our Circuit Court Judges are appointed by the Governor, not elected.

The City of St. Louis had defended the ordinance in the Circuit Court but has not appealed Judge Frawley’s decision.

Members of the BOA Convention & Tourism Committee include: Alderman Joe Vollmer (10th Ward), Alderman Jack Coatar (7th Ward), Alderman Shane Cohn (25th Ward), Alderwoman Marlene Davis (19th Ward), Alderwoman Tammika Hubbard (5th Ward), Alderwoman Lyda Krewson (28th Ward), Alderman Scott Ogilvie (24th Ward), and Alderwoman Sharon Tyus (1st Ward). Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all committees.

Contact Information for Members of the Board of Aldermen and Board President Reed.