Day: December 19, 2017

Clayton Board of Aldermen approve parking lot sale, paving way for 22-story upscale apartment

Clayton’s Board of Aldermen signed off on selling a city-owned parking lot Monday night, paving the way for a new 22-story luxury apartment at the corner of Forsyth and Brentwood Blvds in downtown Clayton. The $1.1 million sale of the lot, which city officials said is currently underutilized, and the purchase and development agreement was approved unanimously by the board with Alderman Mark Winings absent. Flaherty & Collins Properties, an Indianapolis-based multifamily developer, is behind […]

St. Louis County Council passes FY2018 legislation

At 2017’s final meeting of the St. Louis County Council, members voted to approve various FY18 budget bills. Some of the legislation consisted of adopting a budget for the general fund, special road and bridge fund, health fund, park maintenance, assessment fund and highway capital construction budget. According to estimates from the budget director, the county’s 2018 budget will allocate over $18 million from the reserves fund to cover spending. If spent, this would leave […]

Democrats call for rescheduled ethics hearing for Love

Minority Floor Leader accuses Republicans of using holidays to sweep Love ethics complaint under the rug JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A southwestern Missouri state representative is scheduled to face a committee of his colleagues this Friday to debate the ethics of his actions, but the Democratic leader in the Missouri House of Representatives is calling for a rescheduled hearing. Rep. Warren Love, R-Osceola Rep. Warren Love was chastised for his comments earlier in the year […]

OPINION: Policies St. Louis should consider to support the working class in 2018 & beyond

By Michael Benson Bankruptcy Attorney, A Bankruptcy Law Firm, LLC The foundation of St. Louis is the working class. In order for St. Louis to succeed, the working class must simultaneously succeed. The last decade has left blue-collar workers struggling to keep their heads above water. Factoring for inflation, statistics show that a 27-year-old worker in 2013 earns 31% less than a 27-year-old worker in 1969. Family budgets are tighter than ever and there seems to […]

Clayton to consider approving sale of parking lot for Shaw Park Apartments

The city of Clayton’s Board of Aldermen will consider a measure approving the $1.1 million sale of a city-owned parking lot at 8049 Forsyth Blvd. during Tuesday night’s meeting. Indianapolis-based Flaherty & Collins Properties is planning a $70 million apartment tower to be called Shaw Park Apartments on the proposed site. Plans call for a 22-story, 228-unit high-rise would include a 373-space parking garage and 7,800 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. The […]

RELEASE: Gov. Greitens Appoints Members to Boards and Commissions

Gov. Eric Greitens today appointed Eric Clay to the Homeland Security Advisory Council. Clay, of Springfield, is the System Director of Public Safety at CoxHealth and a reserve lieutenant with the Christian County Sheriff’s Office.  He has extensive experience in the security field where he provided security services to a diverse group of clients in 35 countries.  Clay holds a master’s degree in criminology from the University of Cincinnati. Craig Porter and John Scariot were […]

Spire rate case could signal change in precedent at PSC

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Over the last 30 years, dating back to their days as Laclede Gas, Spire hasn’t litigated a rate case. However, after the Public Service Commission staff and Office of Public Counsel refused to settle on most all of the normally agreed to issues, leading to weeklong hearings in front of the commission. Many are seeing the treatment of Spire and the lengthy hearing process as a change in precedent towards more […]

Another hat thrown into the ring for County Executive position

The race for the St. Louis County Executive position is heating up now that a third candidate has announced that he’s running for the position. Bill Ray, a real estate agent from University City, announced that he’s entering the race as a Democrat. Ray will face off against fellow Democrats such as the incumbent Steve Stenger and challenger Mark Mantovani. The Democratic primary for the position will begin on Aug. 7, 2018. In a press […]

Luxury residences set to open up in the Central West End next year

A brand new luxury residential complex located in a historic district in the Central West End is set to open its doors next year. The Residences at Holy Corners is an eight-unit, 2,515 square foot, townhome-style living areas that according to the developers, feel more like single-family homes, due to its location on a residential street, multiple entries, and private patios. There are eight homes at The Residences at Holy Corners and will also feature two […]

RELEASE: Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson Announces Kelli Jones As Public Relations/Communications Coordinator

(JEFFERSON CITY) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson has announced an addition to his staff in Jefferson City. Kelli Jones has joined the Lieutenant Governor’s office as Public Relations/Communications Coordinator. She is filling the position that was held by Tyler Habiger, who accepted a job with the Kansas University Endowment Association in Lawrence, Kansas. Kelli Jones’ career in communications brings over 25 years of experience to the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. She was on the […]