Corporate Welfare: The Mad Rush To Approve Tax Abatement & Bonds Before New Mayor

yTkejEGTE3 pm Tuesday, November 13th
Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority
1520 Market, City Hall West, Room 2000

Agenda: There’s a lot of big projects being rushed through the system and more on the way.

In Not A Big Project Agenda Items, in Bohemian Hill, 1725 S Tucker & 1716 S 13th are being sold by LCRA to Allied Property Group LLC for renovation.

Way down the Agenda you’ll see that LCRA is about to hire Spencer Fane, the law firm that fought the City’s minimum wage increase, to do some legal work. It’s also the law firm that hired 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar after he voted against raising the minimum wage.

Filed under “Transparency Fail” – Neither the Enhanced Enterprise Zone Commission nor Planned Industrial Expansion Authority  have, as of 9 pm Tonight/Monday, posted agendas online for their Tuesday meetings.

Board President Lewis Reed filed a board bill  for online posting of meeting notices, a poorly written one in my opinion, but hasn’t bothered to have a hearing on it.

Making government more transparent should be an issue in the upcoming mayoral race.

–Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Commiteewoman

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Tuesday LCRA: Blighting for 115-Unit Apartment Development in Soulard

Pierre Laclede StatueLand Clearance for Redevelopment Authority
3 pm Tuesday, May 24th
1520 Market #2000 (City Hall West)

Agenda 

#4 on Agenda is blighting designation for 721 Victor & 2403-15 S 7TH Area. This is the 5-story, 115 Unit, 89 onsite parking spaces redevelopment project in Soulard

There is way too little onsite parking planned for this project. At least 1/3 of the units will have more than one car. Current residents of the area already share street parking with South Broadway Athletic Club at 2301 S 7th (used on Saturdays for the popular Soulard 7th Street Antique and Vintage Market), D’s Place at 900 Barton, Good Luck Bar & Grill at 2501 S 9th, and Humboldt School at 2516 S 9th.

Sorry for the late notice on this. I found the LCRA agenda by accident. You cannot get to it via City’s online Calendar. The agenda link was bad as of 10 pm Tonight (Monday, May 23).

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This happens a lot with public meeting notices and agendas.

– Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman

 

May 20th Bill Filings at Board of Aldermen

City Hall3Make your voice heard. Contact your alderman and Board President Lewis Reed. Contact information at end of post.

This week’s bill filings include…

Civil Service Pay Bill: Board Bill 65 by 26th Ward Alderman Frank Williamson and 12th Ward Alderman Larry Arnowitz

Adding “dispenses or distributes” to Vending Law as well as nonprofit waiver: Board Bill 66 by 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar

To require video recording of all public meetings of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, including committee meetings; the Board of Estimate & Apportionment; the Board of Public Service; and the Preservation Board: Board Bill 67 by 21st Ward Alderman Antonio French

May 13th Bills Filed Update

May 6th Bills Filed Update

April 29th Bills Filed Update 

Contact information for Aldermen

Contact information for Board President Lewis Reed