Tag: Alderwoman Cara Spencer

St. Louis aldermen propose amendment to reducing size of board

Despite a voter-approved plan to reduce the number of wards in St. Louis from 28 to 14 some six years ago, city aldermen are not so keen on handing their futures to their residents anymore. In a new bill introduced last week to the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, Alderman John Collins-Muhammad, Ward 21, proposed putting an amendment to the qualified voters of the city of St. Louis to maintain the board as a body […]

Campaign donation limits would apply to all city races under legislation introduced by St. Louis Board of Aldermen

Donors to local candidate campaigns would be banned from giving contributions larger than $2,600 under legislation introduced at the St. Louis Board of Aldermen meeting Friday. Board Bill 35, introduced by Alderwoman Cara Spencer, 20th Ward, would amend a current city ordinance to acknowledge newly passed state maximum limits on campaign contributions and decrease maximum limits on campaign contributions for local elections. “This is just an issue of good governance,” Spencer said. “We have got […]

St. Louis Board of Aldermen delay final vote on buffer zone bill for second straight week

PHOTO: Planned Parenthood protest in St. Louis, by Paul Sableman The St. Louis Board of Aldermen will have to wait at least another week to take a final vote on a bill that would create a buffer zone between protesters and healthcare facilities, including Planned Parenthood. If passed, the new law would increase safety around health facilities by creating an eight-foot buffer zone between protesters and the facilities. The bill states that no one “shall knowingly […]

Buffer zone bill could get a vote on final passage at Board of Aldermen meeting

PHOTO: Planned Parenthood protest in St. Louis, by Paul Sableman For the second week in a row, the bill that would create a buffer zone between protesters and healthcare facilities, including Planned Parenthood, could get a vote for final passage by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen Friday. With the legislative session quickly coming to a close, the bill would need to get final passage in the next two weeks before the board goes on spring break, […]

St. Louis Board of Aldermen to vote on passage of buffer zone bill

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen are expected to move forward Friday on a vote that would create a buffer zone around health care facilities, including Planned Parenthood. After a long debate, the board perfected Board Bill 34 by a slim vote of 15-13 last week. If passed, the new law would increase safety around health facilities by creating an eight-foot buffer zone around health care facility driveways. The bill states that no one “shall knowingly […]

St. Louis Board of Aldermen perfect ‘Buffer Zone’ Bill

Protesters who picket outside any health facility in the city of St. Louis would have to do so from farther away under a bill perfected Friday by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen. By a slim vote of 15-13, the Board perfected Board Bill 34, which would increase safety around health facilities by creating an eight-foot buffer zone around health care facility driveways. The bill states that no one “shall knowingly enter, remain on, or create […]