No Public Notice for Thursday BOA Budget Meeting: Sheriff & Circuit Atty

Budget9-10 am Thursday, May 31, 2018
St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Ways & Means Committee
Room Unknown
Maybe Leisure Room, Room 230
City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public (but no public testimony)

City Online Calendar Notice/Agenda – None
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Agenda- as listed on last page of last Thursday’s Calendar Letter to Board of Aldermen, confirmed by Alderman Muhammad tonight
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9 am Sheriff’s Office Budget: p. 89 Sheriff budget will be cut by 5 employees.

9:30 am Circuit Attorney’s Office Budget: p. 88 Circuit Attorney budget will increase by 7 employees to be paid from other than General Revenue, does not say which sales/use tax being used.

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 

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Wednesday Budget Hearing: 26 Staff To Be Cut From Neighborhood Stabilization

Budget9-11 am Wednesday, May 30, 2018
St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Ways & Means Committee
Leisure Room, Room 230
City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public (but no public testimony)

City Online Calendar Notice/Agenda – Notice fails to give Agenda (as of 11 pm Tuesday)

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Agenda- as listed on last page of last Thursday’s Calendar Letter to Board of Aldermen-

9:00 am Board of Public Service Budget

BPS has a $642,106 increase for equipment services. There’s also $5.3 Million in lease purchases of vehicles. One of the things that went very wrong during the Schoemehl Administration’s fiscal crisis was lease purchase agreements with balloon payments. We really had financial problems when those came due.

Facilities Management, the city employees who maintain city buildings, is losing 4 employees. Housekeeping, the employees who clean toilets and floors, dump out trash, losing 1 employee. The carpenters/painters crew for city buildings is being cut by 1 employee. The Facilities Management crew at Police Department was moved to Facilities Management budget and they are losing 2 employees.

10:00 am Public Safety Budget

The Director’s office gets $100,000 more for contractual services.

Fire Dept has 20 positions funded by FEMA grant that ends in October and they have to be added General Revenue expenses afterward.

Building Division- Housing Conservation is adding 1 employee. 2019 will be the first fiscal year for the vacant building registration fee expected to generate $0.5 Million. Lead Abatement program has a $300,000 in contractual services.

Neighborhood Stabilization Office- decrease of 13 employees. Neighborhood Stabilization Team- decrease of 13 employees. 

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

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)
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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

Tuesday City Budget Hearings: Communications & Streets

BudgetMake your voice heard! Contact your Alderman, Mayor, Comptroller, Board President. Contact Information at end of post.
 
9 am Tuesday, May 22, 2018
St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Kennedy Hearing Room, Room 208
City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public
 
 
9 am Communications Division (Under Public Utilities Department) 
 
I did not know the division “monitors the performance of the cable franchise grantee, resolving complaints received from subscribers.” Those of you with Charter might want to keep that in mind. I do not know when this changed. 15 years ago when I had cable, City said there was nothing it could do about service issues. I have no idea if this is something you can CSB. Please post if you have information.
 
10 am Street Department (Street, Traffic, Refuse) 
 
Traffic & Lighting is cutting 2 employees.
 
Towing is cutting 1 employee.
 
Street Repair is cutting 1 employee.
 
Refuse Collection is cutting 2 employees but adding 1 administrative employee.
 
Street Cleaning is adding 1 employee.
 
The Refuse Division has about $11 Million in contract services for all its programs.
 
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…
 
— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman

Wednesday Budget Hearing: Budgets for Mayor, Comptroller, BOA

budget2019none-page-001_18:30 am to Noon Wednesday, May 16, 2018
St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Leisure Room, Room 230, City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public
 
 
Agenda: City Budget 
 
Budget Overview by Budget Director Paul Payne
 
Mayor, Board President, Comptroller on their Budgets 
 
Proposed Budget for Mayor shows 4 fewer employees. Mayors often shift some staff to the budgets of other departments during periods of financial crisis, giving the appearance of making sacrifices. Hopefully, someone in Media will find out whether she is actually going to do with less staff or what departments they were assigned for budget purposes.
 
Next Budget hearing should be Monday, May 21st, but there is nothing posted yet to City Calendar.
 
Members of Board of Aldermen Ways & Means Committee: 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…
 
— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman

Wednesday Ways & Means: Prop P Reallocation; Hotel Welfare

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

10 am Wednesday, February 7, 2018
St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Ways & Means Committee
Leisure Room, Room 230
City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public

City Online Calendar Notice/Agenda

Board Bill 246 by 16th Ward Alderman Tom Oldenburg to provide the conditions under which reallocation of Prop P funds may be made with Board of Aldermen approval.

This bill does not prevent reallocation of the Sales Tax and Use Tax. It makes the Board of Aldermen a real player when it does happen.

This bill does not impact any other earmarked sales and use tax money. The City is free to reallocate those funds for purposes other than what voters intended.

Board Bill 207 by 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia to establish a Community Improvement District (special taxing district) for hotel at former site of Harry’s on Market.

We have lost track of how many subsidized hotel projects there are in Downtown right now. This hotel is getting…

  • 5 Years 90% Tax Abatement
  • Sales Tax Exemption on construction materials
  • Keeps 1% Sales Tax from via Community Improvement District controlled by company

The Company also owns Residence Inn at Jefferson & Highway 40, which collects and keeps sales taxes from a Community Development District and Transportation Development District.

9/27/2017 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: New hotel on former Harry’s Restaurant site to break ground soon http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/new-hotel-on-former-harry-s-restaurant-site-to-break/article_c9b3475d-d8f3-51bd-a400-73f592d43e18.html

Members of Board of Aldermen Ways & Means Committee include: 26th Ward Alderman Frank Williamson, Chair; 4th Ward Alderman Sam Moore; 13th Ward Beth Murphy; 14th Ward Carol Howard; 19th Ward Alderwoman Marlene Davis; 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad; 23rd Ward Joe Vaccaro; 27th Ward Alderwoman Pam Boyd. Board President Reed is a voting member of all committees.

Contact information for all Aldermen and Board President

Wednesday BOA Hearing: $50 Million Bond Issue (August Election)

yTkejEGTEMake you voice heard! Contact your Alderman and Board President Lewis Reed. Contact Information at end of post.

St. Louis City Board of Aldermen
Ways & Means Committee
9 am Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Leisure Room, Room 230
City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public

City Website Calendar Notice

Board Bill 240 by 26th Ward Alderman Frank Williamson and 16th Ward Alderman Tom Oldenburg to place a $50 Million Bond Issue on the August 7, 2018, Ballot.

Proposed Projects:
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Ways & Means Committee Members: 26th Ward Alderman Frank Williams, Chair; 27th Ward Alderwoman Pam Boyd; 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad; 19th Ward Alderwoman Marlene E Davis; 14th Ward Alderwoman Carol Howard; 4th Ward Alderman Samuel L. Moore; 13th Ward Alderwoman Beth Murphy; 23rd Ward Alderman Joseph Vaccaro. Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all committees.

Contact Information for Aldermen and Board President