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St. Louis Board of Aldermen: Board Bills #128-129 & #130-132

September 29, 2017 Board of Aldermen, Featured No Comments
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The St. Louis Board of Aldermen will meet at 10am today, their 17th week of the 2017-2018 session. .You’ve likely already heard about the first of four bills being introduced today — fees to pay for Scottrade Center renovations. But first, two board bills were introduced last week that were not on the published agenda:

  • Board Bill No. 128 | Establishing Detention Facility Advisory Commission
    BOARD BILL NO. 128 SPONSORED BY ALDERMAN JOE VACCARO An Ordinance establishing a Detention Facility Advisory Commission that shall receive public complaints regarding the City of St. Louis Justice Center and Medium Security Institution detention facilities and shall, at its discretion, review and investigate such complaints as well as patterns of issues and systemic concerns the City’s detention facilities and their operation it has identified and where the Commission deems appropriate, make recommendations to the Department of Public Safety, the Board of Aldermen, and Mayor with respect to Corrections Division policy and procedure, training, infrastructure, care and treatment of detainees, and other areas related to detention facilities and their operations.
  • Board Bill No. 129 |Ordinance banning horses on public streets
    BOARD BILL NO. 129 SPONSORED BY ALDERMAN JOE VACCARO An ordinance to make it unlawful, subject to those exceptions stated herein, for any person to ride, walk or otherwise lead a horse or horses on, along or over the public streets, alleys and sidewalks within the City of St. Louis and the paths and trails, and any extensions thereof within the City of St. Louis.


*Note that just because a bill is on the agenda doesn’t mean it’ll be introduced, similarly, bills not on the agenda might be introduced if they suspend the rules to do so. This information is based on the published agenda as of yesterday @ 8am:

  • B.B.#130 –Spencer/Ogilvie/Cohn/Guenther –An ordinance pertaining to the levying of certain fees as described herein upon tickets sold for events at City?owned facilities, including the Scottrade Center, the Peabody Opera House, and any new City-owned professional soccer stadium and other City-owned buildings used for sports and entertainment purposes to fund certain construction, reconstruction and improvements as described herein and authorizing and directing the establishment of The Sports and Entertainment Facilities Support Fund by the Comptroller or other appropriate City Officer, providing public funding for such activities and repealing Ordinance 70473.
  • B.B.#131 – Davis –Pursuant to Ordinance 68937, an ordinance authorizing the honorary street name, Elder Bennie Lee Thompson Street which shall begin at the intersection of Sheridan and Webster and run East on Sheridan to N. Garrison.
  • B.B.#132 ? Howard –An Ordinance establishing an Office of Community Mediation and for the appointment of a Director for its oversight and management who shall establish a protocol for delivering voluntary mediation services for the citizens and a schedule of fees which may be charged therefor to be based upon participant’s ability to pay, and who shall monitor the outcomes and lasting results of mediations; and containing an emergency clause and severability clause
  • B.B.#133 –Martin –An ordinance recommended by the Board of Public Service to conditionally vacate above surface, surface and sub?surface travel in Primm Street from Reilly in City Blocks 3126 and 3150.

The meeting begins at 10am, past meetings and a live broadcast can be watched online here. See list of all board bills for the 2017-2018 session.

— Steve Patterson


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