Day: November 20, 2017

Clayton residents, business owners voice parking concerns over Shaw Park Apartments proposal

The Clayton Plan Commission heard from numerous speakers at Monday night’s meeting regarding their issues with a developer’s plans to build a 22-story luxury apartment tower on a parking lot it’s buying from the city of Clayton. The city negotiated a deal to sell the 0.86-acre lot at 8409 Forsyth Boulevard to Flaherty & Collins Properties for $1.1 million back on Feb. 3, but residents and business owners say their parking issues have been ignored. […]

Missouri Retailers Association calls for compromise with energy legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Retailers Association has long opposed legislation they felt would make it easier to increase utility rates, but now the organization is saying they will support some energy legislation – with a few conditions. In a letter sent to Missouri’s lawmakers on Friday, Nov. 17, the association says that if Missouri can’t find a way to “better control electricity costs” in the state, many retailers “may call it quits.” The […]

RELEASE: Metro quarterly service update scheduled for Nov. 27

Minor adjustments to 26 MetroBus routes will go into effect next week on Monday, Nov. 27, as part of Metro’s quarterly service change. This service update will include new bus bay locations for all MetroBus routes serving the Civic Center Transit Center, except for the #4 Natural Bridge. The new bus bay locations will help improve passenger connections and improve on-time performance. The routes affected by the November 27 service change are: #4 Natural Bridge #8 Bates-Morganford #10 […]

RELEASE: Cardinals add four players to 40-man roster

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have purchased the contracts of left-hander pitcher Austin Gomber, right-handed pitcher Derian Gonzalez and outfielders Oscar Mercado and Tyler O’Neill. All four players have been added to the team’s 40-man Major League roster which currently stands at 39. Gomber, who turns 24 later this week, was the Cardinals 4th round (135th player overall) draft selection in 2014 out of Florida Atlantic University and was named the Cardinals Minor League co-Pitcher of the Year in 2015 when he […]

STL County Council to discuss McCulloch’s pension at meeting

The St. Louis County Council will once again discuss retirement benefits for the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney at Tuesday’s scheduled meeting. Councilwoman Hazel Erby plans to introduce a substitute bill that will attempt to roll back the previously agreed upon county pension plan. The measure passed last fall for the adjustment pension funds was meant to improve benefit packages to retain quality employees. Erby and others are now voicing concerns that it was specifically […]

RELEASE: Military holiday spending remains stable, job security and confidence on rise

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Service members will spend an average of $569.00 on holiday related activities in 2017, with 87% spending the same or less than last year, according to the 2017 Military Holiday Spending Survey conducted by Pioneer Services, a Division of MidCountry Bank. This annual survey of more than 250 service members highlights holiday trends and preferences, consumer confidence, and other unique holiday insights. While spending trends remain relatively stable compared […]

Does the Missouri Capitol need ‘Racial Bias Training’?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After a Missouri General Assembly staffer allegedly made a racially offensive comment, overheard by the African-American staffer of Rep. Joshua Peters, Peters is calling for the Missouri House of Representatives to mandate “Unconscious Racial Bias Training” as part of chamber policy. “I have reported an incident involving racially offensive comments made by a staff member of the Missouri General Assembly,” Peters said. “It was done in the presence of my staff […]

RELEASE: Gov. Greitens and Attorney General Hawley turn their backs on vulnerable Missourians by cancelling state tax credits for low-income housing

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens and Attorney General Josh Hawley partnered with four members of the Missouri Housing Development Commission to callously eliminate state tax credits for low-income housing in 2018. With a last-minute, unannounced appointment of a new commissioner by Gov. Greitens, the credits were eliminated by a vote with the bare minimum of support needed for approval. “Eric Greitens and Josh Hawley’s cold-hearted move to hurt some of the most vulnerable Missourians […]

Residents, business owners to address parking concerns over proposed Shaw Park Apartment plans

An Indianapolis developer’s plans to build a 22-story luxury apartment tower on a parking lot it’s buying from the city of Clayton is being met with criticism by neighboring residents and business owners. The city negotiated a deal to sell the 0.86-acre lot at 8409 Forsyth Boulevard to Flaherty & Collins Properties for $1.1 million back on Feb. 3. The issue is scheduled to be reviewed by the Clayton Plan Commission Monday night, where it […]