Tag: Mayor Lyda Krewson

City announces start of “School’s Out Café” summer meal program for young people

Mayor Lyda Krewson announced today that the ​School’s Out Café​, the city of St. Louis’ Summer Food Service Program, will provide free breakfast and lunch to groups that have agreed to offer meals to youth this summer. “​Even though our schools close for the summer, hunger does not take a break and we need to support families and ensure that children don’t go hungry,​”​ Krewson said. Free meals are available to young people ages one […]

St. Louis officials reach agreement to reinforce city’s reserve funds

An agreement between the city of St. Louis’ treasurer and one city alderman has been reached to reinforce the city’s reserve funds. Alderman Jeffrey Boyd and Treasurer Tishaura Jones reached an agreement Thursday to move money from the city’s parking fund to hire more neighborhood police officers, buy two new tow trucks and bolster the city’s reserve funds. Board Bill 69 CS authorizes a transfer of $250,000 to purchase two new tow trucks, $800,000 to restore  Neighborhood […]

RELEASE: Special Metro Transit card will connect young people this summer to brighter futures through jobs, camps and development opportunities

PHOTO: Left to Right: Ken Sharkey, Managing Director of St. Clair County Transit District; Mayor Lyda Krewson, City of St. Louis; John Nations, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bi-State Development. This summer, young people ages 13 to 25 can save big on Metro Transit fares as part of a new pilot program launched on June 1 in the St. Louis region. The Gateway Go Card will provide young people in the bi-state area with an […]

Privatization process of Lambert Airport hits another snag as city officials delay vote to approve advisers yet again

In yet another sign that the process to privatize St. Louis Lambert International Airport still has a long way to go, St. Louis city officials delayed a vote on whether or not to approve a team of advisers for the second time. The Board of Estimate and Apportionment, comprised of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, Comptroller Darlene Green and Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed, was set to vote on the matter Wednesday, but city officials […]

Gearing up: Mayor Krewson announces launch of new bike share program in St. Louis

Mayor Lyda Krewson announced Monday that St. Louis’ new bike share program is now live and ready for use. “Bike share presents a great opportunity for St. Louis residents and visitors, whether you’re trying to get to work or to a meeting, run a few errands, connect to a Metrolink stop or take a trip to a nearby park or museum,” Mayor Krewson said. “By ensuring access to bikes across the city, we can improve […]

Krewson, Stenger ask governor to fill long vacated Bi-State Development Board seat

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger sent a letter to Governor Eric Greitens on Wednesday requesting that he fill a long vacant position on the Bi-State Development Agency board. Krewson and Stenger originally requested the governor to fill the seat back in August and submitted potential nominees to fill one Missouri vacancy and to replace four Missouri members on the Bi-State Development Agency board whose terms have expired. The main […]

City of St. Louis to look into forming its own bank

The city of St. Louis could soon be exploring the idea of establishing a public municipal bank to address some of city’s most pressing issues — such as affordable housing, small business growth and financing for municipal projects. St. Louis Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed introduced a resolution that would create a 13-member task force to study the idea on March 9. “It’s meant to set the stage for us to begin to get some […]

Privatization process of Lambert Airport hits another snag as city officials delay vote to approve advisers

In yet another sign that the process to privatize St. Louis Lambert International Airport still has a long way to go, St. Louis city officials delayed a vote on whether or not to approve a team of advisers. The Board of Estimate and Apportionment, comprised of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, Comptroller Darlene Green and Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed, was set to vote on the matter yesterday, but city officials are still negotiating. Advisors […]

St. Louis Board of Aldermen passes resolution adding transparency to Lambert Airport privatization effort

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen on Friday passed a resolution that would require representatives from Mayor Lyda Krewson’s office and the team advising the city whether to privatize Lambert International Airport to provide updates to the legislative body every 60 days at public hearings. Introduced at last week’s meeting, sponsoring Alderwoman Marlene Davis, from the 19th Ward, said she wished regular reports from the officials who have been involved  process would better inform the public. […]

St. Louis County officials voice their opinions regarding the privatization of Lambert airport

As efforts to privatize the St. Louis Lambert International Airport continues to be discussed, St. Louis County officials voiced their opinions regarding the issue. If the privatization does happen, the city of St. Louis would still retain the ownership of the airport but would also have a deal in place with a selected contractor in which the contractor would run the day-to-day operations of the airport. County Executive Steve Stenger stated that the plan is […]