Tag: Alderwoman Sharon Tyus

St. Louis Board of Aldermen give Civilian Oversight Board subpoena power on last day of 2017-2018 session

In their final meeting of the 2017-2018 session, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen gave a highly anticipated bill that grants subpoena power to the St. Louis Civilian Oversight Board final approval. The board passed Board Bill 233 by a vote of 23-2, with Alderman Joesph Vacarro, 23rd Ward, and Aderman Tom Oldenburg, 16th Ward, voting no. The measure, introduced by Alderwoman Pam Boyd, 27th Ward, will empower the COB to issue subpoenas to compel […]

St. Louis Board of Aldermen vote against buffer zone bill

In their final meeting of the 2017-2018 session, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen on Monday voted 15-9 against a bill that would establish a buffer zone around health care facilities, including Planned Parenthood. The board perfected Board Bill 34 by a slim vote of 15-13 in February but supporters were missing votes to pass the bill at two separate meetings just before the board convened for spring break. Four former “yes” votes did not to […]

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 […]