Monday (Police) COB Meeting

COBOffice5 pm Monday, October 22, 2018
(Police) Civilian Oversight Board
Room 4029, 1520 Market, City Hall West
Open to the Public

City Online Calendar Notice & Agenda

Most Recent Approved Minutes posted: July 2018

They are behind on posting Minutes. That July meeting is when they sent a protest-related complaint to Internal Affairs for investigation.


Tuesday Budget Hearings: Police Dept & Election Board

Budget9-11 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

New Date: 2/23/2017 Soulard Juvenile Crime Forum

juvenile6:30 pm Thursday, February 23rd
Molly’s, 816 Geyer

From the Nextdoor post on the event:

“Cathy Horejes, Chief Deputy Juvenile Officer from the Special Services Division of the 22nd Judicial Circuit will explain how the juvenile system works and how we can better work with juvenile authorities and SLMPD given the growing number of juvenile crimes in the City.

This is a chance to become better informed and learn where the system is working, where it could use help and begin considering changes on how we, as citizens, can work to improve how juvenile cases are handled.”

Aldermen and St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department have also been invited.

I have concerns that this meeting may end up a tough on crime focusing on incarceration, more police, more cameras meeting with little attention to economics, prevention, and recidivism.

— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman