Make your voice heard! Contact your Alderman, Mayor, Comptroller, Board President. Contact info at end of post.
9 am Monday, May 21, 2018
St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Ways & Means Committee
Kennedy Hearing Room, Room 208
City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public
The Airport is adding 4 employees to Construction/Maintenance Division and Airport Commission is adding $2 Million to contract services.
Director’s Office is doubling budget for contract services. Recreation Division Boxing Program is doubling budget for contract services. Neither of these is a large amount but as you see from the below, the growth in spending appears to be in contract services.
Recreation Division is receiving $495,213 from Prop P to hire Recreation Leaders and hardware to track program.
Forestry Division is adding $100,000 to contract services.
Forestry Weed & Debris Control Program adding $100,000 in contract services.
Forestry Weed & Debris Control Program adding 1 more employee. Forestry District Debris Removal Program (vacant lots) is decreasing staff by 1 employee. That might be swapping which fund an employee is paid from.
Operation Brightside appears to be defunded for Materials & Supplies.
Parks Administration adding $144,000 in contract services.
During the Budget process, the Board of Aldermen can only decrease a line item, cannot increase a line item. Increasing budget items is up to Board of Estimate & Apportionment (Mayor, Comptroller, Board President).
Members of Ways & Means Committee (per City website, which has proven to be inaccurate in these matters) include: 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.