Tag: Mayor Lyda Krewson

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 […]

Raja’s 25th birthday honored with proclamations from Mayor Krewson and County Executive Stenger

Though he wasn’t there to see it, St. Louis’ beloved elephant Raja had a big birthday bash Wednesday at the St. Louis Zoo. The elephant of the hour who turned 25 years old didn’t make an appearance at his own birthday party, however. Due to the extremely cold temperatures, zoo officials said Raja spent the day indoors with the other elephants in a climate-controlled barn. Zoo officials added that Raja received plenty of cool treats […]

RELEASE: St. Louis Cardinals and The Cordish Companies break ground on $260 million second phase of Ballpark Village

/PRNewswire/ — The St. Louis Cardinals and The Cordish Companies recently broke ground on the $260 million second phase of Ballpark Village. The Cardinals and Cordish were joined by St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and numerous civic, community, and business leaders to celebrate this exciting milestone. The 700,000 square foot mixed-use expansion project will complete a full build-out of Clark Street, transforming it into one of the most exciting streets in all of professional sports. “This […]

RELEASE: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ James Bullard Highlights St. Louis As a Metropolitan Area with One of the Highest Standards of Living in the Nation

ST. LOUIS, MO, OCTOBER 11, 2017: James Bullard, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, discussed living standards in American metropolitans areas as he gave the keynote address at the 2017 Bi-State Development Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri on October 6. Bullard, who is considered one of the most influential economists in the world, highlighted the importance of adjusting for price differences across metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) when […]

Sen. Jamilah Nasheed calls on Mayor Lyda Krewson to have an Emergency meeting

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, on Tuesday issued the following statement relating to a call for the Mayor Krewson to have an emergency meeting with black elected officials: “I commend you for recognizing, as you so aptly wrote, that you ‘will need collaboration and cooperation from other elected officials’ to achieve this worthy goal.  I agree with your assessment and look forward to working with you to address these issues and […]

Senior living center cuts ribbon to long wait list

A new independent living center opened its doors on Tuesday seeking to bring modern housing to some of St. Louis’ seniors and it already has a wait list. Vandeventer Place, an independent living senior community, has 15,000 square feet of community space comprised of a furnished community building, business center, fitness center and movie theater. At the ribbon cutting ceremony for Vadeveter Place, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, said that one of the biggest and […]

Gov. Greitens: Troopers on city interstates getting dangerous criminals off the streets

It was just over a month ago when Gov. Eric Greitens announced an initiative to put 30 Missouri Highway Patrol troopers on interstates 64, 44, and 55 where they run through St. Louis City, an effort aimed at helping an over-burdened city police force get a handle on violent crime. These are interstates where rolling gunfire has resulted in fatal shootings and crashes earlier this year, and in the first week of the collaborative enforcement […]

Calls for a reorganized Bi-State board issued by Stenger and Krewson

After in-fighting about security on the MetroLink, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and St. Louis City Mayor Lyda Krewson on Friday called for a reorganization of the agency in charge of the public transit system. The two leaders requested Gov. Eric Greitens replace four Missouri members of the Bi-State Board of Commissioners in addition to filling a vacant Missouri seat. Stenger’s nominees for the vacant seat include former county police chiefs Ron Battelle and Jerry Lee, […]