9-11 am Tuesday, May 29, 2018
St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Ways & Means Committee
Kennedy Hearing Room, Room 208
City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public (but no public testimony)
City Online Calendar Notice/Agenda – Notice fails to give Agenda (as of 8:40 am Monday)
Agenda- as listed on last page of last Thursday’s Calendar Letter to Board of Aldermen-
9:00 am Police Department Budget: SLMPD Budget begins on page 190 here
I don’t understand the Police Department Budget. There is too much being moved around, funding from so many sources, and I cannot make any sense of it. Normally, I can look at a department budget and say for certain what’s going on. Police Budget, nope.
10:00 am Board of Elections: Elections Budget begins on page 334 here
Election Board will be decreased by 1 staff position. The Personal Services is increased by $651,387 because of all the part-time and election day judges for four elections during the FY2019 cycle- 2 statewide and 2 citywide elections.
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.
If you’d like to weigh in on this with your elected officials, here’s who to contact…
Mayor Lyda Krewson
Comptroller Darlene Green
Board President Lewis Reed
Members of Board of Aldermen
— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman