Tuesday Public Hearing On Airbnb Regulations

public_hearingMake your voice heard. Contact your Alderperson and Board President Lewis Reed. Contact info at end of post.

10 am Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Board of Aldermen
Public Safety Committee
Kennedy Room, City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public. Meeting Notice says Public Testimony will be heard.

City Online Calendar Notice/Agenda

Meeting on Board Bill 222 sponsored by 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia, 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar, and 28th Ward Alderwoman Heather Navarro.

2/13/2020 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: New effort underway to regulate short-term home rentals in St. Louis

If you google “short term rental” in News, you’ll see this is an issue all over the country.

There is another Airbnb regulation bill, Board Bill 221, not on the Agenda.

Members of the BOA Public Safety Committee include: Chair/23rd Ward Alderman Joe Vaccaro, Vice Chair/22nd Ward Alderman Jeffrey Boyd, 5th Ward Alderwoman Tammika Hubbard, 12th Ward Alderman Larry Arnowitz, 14th Ward Alderwoman Carol Howard, 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad, 22nd Ward Alderwoman Shameem Hubbard, 27th Ward Alderwoman Pam Boyd. Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all BOA committees.

Contact information for all Alderpersons and Board President 

Wednesday BOA Meeting On Airbnb Regulations

meeting notice2Make your voice heard. Contact your Alderperson and Board President Lewis Reed. Contact info at end of post.

This is a meeting on one of two board bills relating to Airbnbs introduced last week. It’s not clear from the meeting notice- “The Public Safety Committee will meet to discuss and review the following that this is a public hearing where public testimony will be taken or a public meeting. This could be an introductory meeting with a public hearing tba, possibly on an evening or weekend. Just not sure. 

11 am Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Board of Aldermen
Public Safety Committee
Kennedy Room, City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public. Meeting Notice says “.” 

City Online Calendar Notice/Agenda

Meeting on Board Bill 222 sponsored by 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia and 28th Ward Alderwoman Heather Navarro.

2/13/2020 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: New effort underway to regulate short-term home rentals in St. Louis

If you google “short term rental” in News, you’ll see this is an issue all over the country.

There is a companion bill, Board Bill 221, not currently on the Agenda.

Members of the BOA Public Safety Committee include: Chair/23rd Ward Alderman Joe Vaccaro, Vice Chair/22nd Ward Alderman Jeffrey Boyd, 5th Ward Alderwoman Tammika Hubbard, 12th Ward Alderman Larry Arnowitz, 14th Ward Alderwoman Carol Howard, 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad, 22nd Ward Alderwoman Shameem Hubbard, 27th Ward Alderwoman Pam Boyd. Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all BOA committees.

Contact information for all Alderpersons and Board President 

Cancelled. Tuesday BOA Meeting On Airbnb Regulations

meeting notice2Make your voice heard. Contact your Alderperson and Board President Lewis Reed. Contact info at end of post.

This is a meeting on one of two board bills relating to Airbnbs introduced last week. It’s not clear from the meeting notice that this is a hearing where public testimony will be taken. This could be an introductory meeting with a public hearing tba, possibly on an evening or weekend. Just not sure. Will update if I find out.

11 am Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Board of Aldermen
Public Safety Committee
Kennedy Room, City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public

City Online Calendar Notice/Agenda

Meeting on Board Bill 222 sponsored by 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia and 28th Ward Alderwoman Heather Navarro.

2/13/2020 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: New effort underway to regulate short-term home rentals in St. Louis

If you google “short term rental” in News, you’ll see this is an issue all over the country.

There is a companion bill, Board Bill 221, not currently on the Agenda.

Members of the BOA Public Safety Committee include: Chair/23rd Ward Alderman Joe Vaccaro, Vice Chair/22nd Ward Alderman Jeffrey Boyd, 5th Ward Alderwoman Tammika Hubbard, 12th Ward Alderman Larry Arnowitz, 14th Ward Alderwoman Carol Howard, 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad, 22nd Ward Alderwoman Shameem Hubbard, 27th Ward Alderwoman Pam Boyd. Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all BOA committees.

Contact information for all Alderpersons and Board President 

Tuesday Hearing On Plat & Petition Elimination

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

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

Wednesday BOA Meeting On Easy Liquor License Transfer + #ProtectTheZone

saloon2Make your voices heard. Contact your Alderman and Board President Lewis Reed. Contact Information at end of post.

10 am Wednesday, February 14, 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 Notice/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 is a do over Public Safety meeting/agenda because last week’s meeting was cancelled due to chairman being under the weather.

Rumor is this bill does not have the votes to get out of committee. Could be the sponsor keeps it alive hoping to do some vote trading to get it to full Board. Could be sponsor keeps is scheduled for every meeting so that whomever wants this doesn’t know it’s dead.

protectthezoneAlso on the Agenda…

Board Bill 34 by 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia, 9th Ward Alderman Dan Guenther, 11th Ward Alderwoman Sarah Martin, 15th Ward Alderwoman Megan Green, 25th Ward Alderman Shane Cohn to create a buffer zone around health care facilities.

Board Bill 241 by 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia and 11th Ward Alderwoman Sarah Martin to add fines assessed by the Building Commissioner to real estate property tax bill if unpaid more than a year.

Board Bill 242 by 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia and 11th Ward Alderwoman Sarah Martin. This is a companion bill to Board Bill 241 on collection of fines assessed by Building Commissioner.

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

Wednesday Public Safety: Bills To Gut Neighborhood Vetoes On Liquor License Transfers, Certain Businesses

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

10 am Wednesday, January 24, 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 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

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. This bill had previously been assigned to Aldermen Boyd’s Streets Committee and a hearing scheduled for Jan. 8th was cancelled.

(Not Being Heard, but similar proposal) 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 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 Public Safety Meeting On Racial Equity Lens

Equity-Lens10 am Tuesday, December 12, 2017
St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Public Safety Committee
Kennedy Hearing Room, Room 208
City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public, not a hearing

The Committee will hear from Mayor Kewson’s Staff regarding the City’s’ Equity Lens Program.

Speakers:
Nicole Hudson, Deputy Mayor for Racial Equity and Priority Initiatives
Patrick Brown, Chief Resilience Officer
Cristina Garmendia, Equity Indicators Project Manager City

Online Calendar Notice/Agenda

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