Tuesday Airport Privatization Scam Meeting

rexcA lot has gone on in the privatization process for St. Louis Lambert Airport over the past week. The Airport Commission, which will have no say on privatization, had a heated conversation with Deputy Mayor Linda Martinez, the Mayor’s staff lead on privatization.  During the grilling, it was discovered that Martinez is not familiar with “risk assessment.”

Board President Lewis Reed, who has a seat on the Airport Commission, told Channel 2 Fox News that the Airport Commission has a say in privatization, which is incorrect.

There is a lot of land around airport (but not all) that is OK environmentally, according to a consultant, and can be developed, either by the City after bonds paid off in a few years or via lease of operations (privatization). The Rex Inc Airport Privatization Scam is as much about land development as it is making money for consultants.

But there’s also airport related land with environmental issues and a Sunshine request has been made to get the information.

Board Bill 175 was filed to require a public vote on privatization of City assets, including but not limited to St. Louis Lambert Airport.

And to no one’s surprise, Friday, a lawsuit was finally filed against the City for conducting airport privatization business in private and to void decisions made in private. 

Make your voices heard on Airport Privatization. Contact the Mayor, Comptroller, Board President, BOA Transportation Chair, and your Alderman. Comment online to Federal Aviation Administration. Contact links provided in this post.

11 am Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Airport Privatization Advisory Working Group Meeting
Third Floor Conference Room, 1520 Market Street, City Hall West
Most of the Meeting will be Closed to the Public

City Calendar Meeting Notice

Agenda. It’s not clear from the Agenda if the Request for Proposals will be issued this week or not. Once that happens, the timeline for privatization may be within six months.

Video of 12/05/2019 Meeting of the Airport Privatization Working Group (the part open to the public)

Video of the 12/04/2019 Airport Commission Meeting where Commissioners took the Mayor’s staff to woodshed.

St. Louis Lambert Airport Privatization News & Commentary Feed(news articles from 3/23/2017 to Present as well as information on pending legislation for a public vote on airport privatization and grant funding for privatization research)

Please post a comment online to Federal Aviation Administration on St. Louis Lambert Airport Privatization (APPP) here. There are 123 Comments last I checked. You can view them here. 

The St. Louis Not For Sale Prop V initiative petition drive is underway to require a public vote before Lambert Airport Privatization. https://www.facebook.com/STLNFS/

Contact Information…
Mayor Lyda Krewson
Comptroller Darlene Green (member of Airport Commission)
Board President Lewis Reed (member of Airport Commission)
Alderwoman Marlene Davis (member of Airport Commission, Chair of BOA Transportation Committee)
Members of Board of Aldermen

Thursday Airport Privatization Meeting #2: Town Hall @ Central Library

townhallairport.jpgMake Your Voice Heard on Airport Privatization!
+ Come to Thursday’s Town Hall
Contact your Alderperson.
Contact Board of Estimate & Apportionment– Mayor, Comptroller, Board of Aldermen President.
Post a Comment to Federal Aviation Administration. Read previous Comments here.

6:30 pm Thursday, November 14, 2019
You Deserve A Vote! Airport Privatization Town Hall Meeting
Sponsor: St. Louis Not For Sale
Central Library, 1301 Olive
Register Here
Speakers
+Tony Messenger, St. Louis Post Dispatch Columnist
+ Ray Mundy, Ph.D., Executive Director, Airport Ground Transportation Association
+ Tyson Pruitt, Public Information Officer, Comptroller Darlene Green
+ 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer, sponsor of Airport Privatization Public Vote legislation
– Privatization Proponents/Privatization Public Vote Opponents invited to participate but declined

Meeting #2 earlier Thursday: Airport Privatization Advisory Group

Thursday Rex Inc Airport Privatization Scam Meeting @ Barr Library

rexc5:30-6:45 pm Thursday, April 11, 2019
Rex Inc Airport Privatization Consultants Public Outreach Meeting
Barr Library, 1701 S Jefferson @ Lafayette
Open to the Public
 
Public Transit: #11 Chippewa 
 
Meeting Notice (sorry, that is the only one, no wonder these so-called outreach meetings are so poorly attended) 
 
Rex Inc Airport Privatization Consultant website 
 
 
You may comment to the Federal Aviation Administration on St. Louis Airport Privatization here 
 
You may read comments to the Federal Aviation Administration on St. Louis Airport Privatization here 
 
 
STL Not For Sale is currently gathering initiative petition signatures to require a public vote on airport privatization. You can read the petition here. 
 
 
In the Missouri General Assembly, House Bill 733 by State Rep. Bruce Franks would require a public vote on privatization. 

 

 

Airport Privatization Letter Writing Party Moved To November 18th

letterwritingWho: Anyone who wants a Public Vote on Lambert Airport Privatization and State Audit of the process

What: Letter Writing to Elected Officials requesting Public Vote on Airport Privatization as well as letters to State Auditor Nicole Galloway requesting Airport Privatization be included in her audit of City

When: 1:30 pm Sunday, November 18th

Where: Nadine’s, 1931 S 12th

RSVP: ward7stl@aol.com

How: choose to email or send hand written letters, email information and stationary/stamps provided as well as refreshments

Why: Board Bill 93 for Public Vote on Airport Privatization is bogged down in Board of Aldermen Committee

Host: Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman

Also: We will have Prop V initiative petition for Public Vote on Privatization available for signing AND Voter Registration Applications. The next election is March 5th. Voters will elect Board of Aldermen President and Aldermen of even-numbered wards. These are elected officials who will have important votes on any contract to privatize the running of Lambert Airport.

Additional Information

Videos of public hearings on Board Bill 93, Board of Aldermen Transportation Committee 10/15 Hearing    10/13 Hearing    10/3 Hearing

You can make comments on airport privatization to the Federal Aviation Administration here

Presently 104 Comments to FAA: 2 Supportive of Privatization and 102 Opposed to Privatization. You can read previous comments here

Lambert Airport Privatization News & Commentary Feed (2017-Present)

Monday Final Hearing: BB93 For Public Vote On Airport Privatization

airplaneCome out to the Hearing and testify. Contact your Alderman. Make your voice heard!

Public Hearing on Board Bill 93  for a Public Vote in Airport Privatization.

6:30 pm Monday, October 15th, 2018
St. Louis City Board of Aldermen
Transportation & Commerce Committee.
Greater Pentecostal Church, 6080 West Florissant
Open to Public – Please arrive early and sign in to Testify.
Public Transit: #74 Florissant

City Online Calendar Notice

Members of the Transportation & Commerce Committee include 19th Ward Alderwoman Marlene E Davis, Chair; 25th Ward Alderman Shane Cohn, Vice-Chair; 2nd Ward Alderwoman Lisa Middlebrook; 4th Ward Alderman Sam Moore; 14th Ward Alderwoman Carol Howard; 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad; 23rd Ward Alderman Joseph Vaccaro. Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all committees.

Contact Information for all Aldermen and Board President.

This is the third and last public hearing (for public testimony) on Board Bill 93. Previous meetings were held at City Hall (video) and at a church in Bevo.

6 of 7 Committee members attended the City Hall evening hearing that was videotaped. 30 members of the public participated in that meeting.

Only 2 of 7 Committee members attended the Saturday morning Bevo meeting, no quorum. That hearing was not videotaped and no explanation for that has yet been given. 37 members of the public participated in that meeting. Oddly, the Chair has chosen to call out the public, not her own Committee members, for sparse participation.

There is also an initiative petition drive to force a Public Vote on Airport Privatization should the Board of Aldermen not put it on the ballot. The Prop V petition drive is run by St. Louis Not for Sale. They have Wednesday evening and Saturday afternoon office hours. You may read the petition here.

7th Ward Independent Democrats has endorsed both Prop V and Board Bill 93. Let The People Vote!

You may submit your Comments on Airport Privatization to the Federal Aviation Administration here.  You may read previous Comments to the FAA here.

Lambert Airport Privatization News & Commentary Feed 

10 Things To Do/Not Do To Help Stop Lambert Airport Privatization

rexc#1 Submit your Comments of Opposition on Airport Privatization to the Federal Aviation Administration here. Read previous Comments to the FAA here.

#2 Attend and Testify at a Public Hearing in support of Board Bill 93 for a Public Vote in Airport Privatization. 

10 am Saturday, October 13th, 2018
St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Transportation & Commerce Committee
@ St John the Baptist Parish, 4200 Delor
Public Transit: #10 Gravois + 5 block walk
City Online Calendar Notice

6:30 pm Monday, October 15th, 2018
St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Transportation & Commerce Committee
Greater Pentecostal Church, 6080 West Florissant
Public Transit: #74 Florissant
City Online Calendar Notice

#3 Email, Call, or Send a snail mail Letter to Members of the BOA Transportation Committee in support of Board Bill 93, particularly if your Alderman serves on the Committee or you know a member of the Committee personally. Members include: 19th Ward Alderwoman Marlene E Davis, Chair; 25th Ward Alderman Shane Cohn, Vice-Chair; 2nd Ward Alderwoman Lisa Middlebrook; 4th Ward Alderman Sam Moore; 14th Ward Alderwoman Carol Howard; 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad; 23rd Ward Alderman Joseph Vaccaro. Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all committees. Contact Information.

#4 Email AND Call AND Send a snail mail Letter to your Alderman in support of Board Bill 93Contact Information and Find Your Alderman.

stlnotforsalelogo#5 Sign your name to the St. Louis Not For Sale Initiative Petition for a Public Vote on Airport Privatization. Read the Prop V Petition here. If the Board of Aldermen won’t put the issue on the ballot, The People will.

Stop by and sign the Prop V Petition
@ St. Louis Not For Sale Office Hours
3203 S Grand, upstairs
Public Transit: #70 Grand
6-8 pm Wednesdays
Noon to 2 pm Saturdays

#6 Collect signatures from your neighbors, friends, and family for the St. Louis Not For Sale Petition for a Public Vote on Airport Privatization.

Stop by and pick up a Prop V Petition
@ St. Louis Not For Sale Office Hours
3203 S Grand, upstairs
Public Transit: #70 Grand
6-8 pm Wednesdays
Noon to 2 pm Saturdays

#7 Email, Call, or Send a snail mail Letter to members of the Board of Estimate & Apportionment opposing Airport Privatization.

Mayor Lyda Krewson
Comptroller Darlene Green
Board President Lewis Reed

#8 Share information on how people can Help Stop Airport Privatization on your Facebook account and on Nextdoor and keep up with Privatization News by checking in regularly at Lambert Airport Privatization News/Commentary Feed.

Grow1#9 DO NOT Answer the Grow Missouri (Rex Sinquefield) Privatization Consultants Door to Door Survey of 100,000 St. Louis City homes. The survey is a sham. They are just collecting data for voter targeting.

#10 DO NOT Submit your Comments on Airport Privatization to the Grow Missouri (Rex Sinquefield) Privatization Consultants. This flyer is being used by the Consultants in their citywide canvass. It says “Please Give Us Your Take On This” at http://www.fly314.com/contact/. They are just collecting data for voter targeting.

Tuesday Airport Privatization Meeting

rexcMake Your Voice Heard! Contact Mayor, Comptroller, Board President, Alderman, Federal Aviation Administration

1 pm Tuesday, October 9, 2018
St. Louis City Airport (Privatization) Advisory Working Group
3rd Floor Conference Room, 1520 Market, City Hall West
Open to the Public

City Calendar Notice

Agenda 

Airport (Privatization) Advisory Working Group – Voting Members & Contact Info
Mayor Lyda Krewson 
Comptroller Darlene Green (member of Airport Commission)
Board President Lewis Reed (member of Airport Commission)
City Budget Director Paul Payne

Airport (Privatization) Advisory Working Group – Non-Voting Members & Contact Info
Airport Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge (works for mayor)
19th Ward Alderwoman Marlene Davis (Chair of BOA Transportation Committee)
City Counselor Julian Bush (works for mayor)

Contact Information for all Aldermen

Video of 9/25 Meeting of Airport (Privatization) Advisory Working Group

Video of 9/25 Meeting of Airport (Privatization) Advisory Working Group AND Board of Aldermen Transportation Committee

Board Bill 93  for a public vote on airport privatization has had the first of three public hearings. Video of October 4th hearing.

Upcoming Public Hearings on Public Vote on Airport Privatization:

10 am Saturday, October 13th BOA Transportation Committee Public Hearing on Board Bill 93 for Public Vote on Airport Privatization @ St John the Baptist Parish, 4200 Delor – Public Transit #10 Gravois + 5 block walk

6:30 pm Monday, October 15th BOA Transportation Committee Public Hearing on Board Bill 93 for Public Vote on Airport Privatization @ Greater Pentacostal Church, 6080 West Florissant – Public Transit #74 Florissant

If the Board of Aldermen does not put the issue on the ballot, the group St Louis Not For Sale intends to place it on the ballot via Prop V Initiative Petition. You can read Prop V Petition here.  They have Wednesday night and Saturday afternoon office hours. You can also sign the petition 5:30-7 pm Tuesday, October 9th at Last Call Voter Registration @ Nadine’s, 1931 S 12th. Ask for Marie.

You can make comments on airport privatization to the Federal Aviation Administration here. 

You can read comments here.

Lambert Airport Privatization News & Commentary Feed (2017-Present)