Tag: St. Louis Board of Aldermen

St. Louis Board of Aldermen delay vote to put reversal of ward reduction on April ballot

Supporters of a bill that would put the reversal of a voter-approved plan to reduce the number of wards in the city on the ballot in 2019 decided not to take a vote during the St. Louis Board of Aldermen meeting Friday. Despite a plan to reduce the number of wards in St. Louis from 28 to 14 that was passed by city voters six years ago, some city aldermen are not so keen on […]

St. Louis Board of Aldermen perfect bill to reverse reduction of wards, aldermen in the city

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen on Friday perfected a bill that would reverse a voter-approved plan to reduce the number of wards in the city. Despite a plan to reduce the number of wards in St. Louis from 28 to 14 that was passed by city voter six years ago,  some city aldermen are not so keen on handing their futures to their residents anymore. In a new bill introduced two weeks ago, Alderman […]

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 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’s public safety committee approves public safety plan bill

ST. LOUIS — In the wake of the record number of murders in St. Louis city last year, the head of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen is pushing a new tool to combat crime. Board Bill 222, introduced by Aldermanic President Lewis Reed, would create a public safety plan with data-driven results to better determine what areas the city needs to implement its crime reduction services. The bill passed unanimously out of the board’s […]

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 […]

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 […]