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St. Louis Board of Aldermen: Board Bills 37-41

May 25, 2017 Board of Aldermen, Featured Comments Off on St. Louis Board of Aldermen: Board Bills 37-41
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St. Louis City Hall

A new Board Bill was introduced at last week’s Board of Aldermen meeting without being on the published agenda. A vote to suspend the rules and introduce another bill was part of the proceeding. This happened at 36 minutes into the meeting (see video).

The bill not on the agenda introduced after suspending the rules?

BOARD BILL No. 37 INTRODUCED BY ALDERWOMAN SHARON TYUS, ALDERMAN FRANK WILLIAMSON, ALDERMAN JOHN COLLINS MUHAMMAD, ALDERMAN SAMUEL MOORE, ALDERMAN SCOTT OGILVIE, ALDERMAN DAN GUENTHER, ALDERWOMAN MEGAN GREEN An ordinance authorizing and directing the Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Director to provide to the Members of the Board of Aldermen within 30 days of this ordinance becoming law, a comprehensive list of all Confederate Statues, Confederate Memorials, Confederate Monuments, and Confederate Flags located in any of the parks owned or operated by the City of St. Louis; requiring the removal of all such Confederate Memorials, Confederate Monuments, and Confederate Flags located in any of the parks owned or operated by the City of St. Louis within 120 days of this ordinance becoming law except if they are located inside a Museum designed for the preservation of History; prohibiting the future installation or placement of Confederate Statues, Confederate Memorials, Confederate Monuments, and Confederate Flags located in any of the parks owned or operated by the City of St. Louis, except if they are located inside a Museum designed for the preservation of History; requiring the renaming of all Streets, Drives or Boulevards in any parks owned or operated by the City of St. Louis with the name of Confederate within 60 days of this ordinance becoming law; and specifically requiring Confederate Drive in Forest Park be renamed SCOTT JOPLIN DRIVE within 60 days of this ordinance becoming law; authorizing a Committee be formed, within 30 days of this ordinance becoming law consisting of the Mayor, Comptroller, President of the Board of Aldermen, Treasurer, & Chair of the Parks Committee, to raise private funds to remove all such Confederate Memorials, Confederate Monuments, and Confederate Flags located in any of the parks owned or operated by the City of S. Louis except if they are located inside a Museum designed for the preservation of History and requiring said private funds be placed in a special City account created to receive and spend the private funds raised to remove said Confederate Memorials, Monuments, and Flags and containing an emergency clause.

I’ll be posting about this bill and the confederate monument in Forest Park on Monday.

They’re meeting today instead of Friday because of Memorial Day Weekend. The following four  board bills are on the agenda for introduction  at today’s meeting of the  St. Louis Board of Aldermen:

  • B.B.#38 – Davis –An ordinance amending Ordinance # 66107 by modifying the terms of the real estate tax abatement in the 1513?23 S. Compton Ave. and 3201 ? 27 St. Vincent Ave. Redevelopment Area authorized by Ordinance # 66107.
  • B.B.#39 – Boyd –An ordinance recommended by the Parking Commission making appropriation for payment of the operating expenses, capital equipment and improvement expenses, including lease purchase agreements involving Parking Division assets, and debt service expenses of the Parking Division of the Treasurer’s Office, Kiel & City Hall Parking Facilities, Information Technologies Office, Argyle Parking Facility, Chouteau Building & Parking Facility, Williams Paper Parking Facility, Central Downtown Parking Facility, Buckingham Parking Facility, Cupples Parking Facility and Justice Parking Facility for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018, amounting in the aggregate to the sum of Fifteen Million, Five Hundred Forty Six Thousand, Three Hundred Twenty Two Dollars ($15,546,322) and containing an emergency clause.
  • B.B.#40 – Vaccaro – An ordinance adding language to the City Code that will prohibit the Parking Violation Bureau from doubling a parking meter and parking violation fine if payment is received within twenty calendar days or less. If an appeal of the fine occurs, either through an administrative or state court, the fine will not double if payment is received within thirty or less calendar days.
  • B.B.#41 – Ingrassia ? An ordinance approving a Redevelopment Plan for 2607 California.

The meeting begins at 10am, it can be watched online here.

— Steve Patterson

 

St. Louis Board of Aldermen: New Board Bills 5/19/2017 (#35-#36), Update On Board Bill #34 From Prior Week

May 19, 2017 Board of Aldermen, Featured Comments Off on St. Louis Board of Aldermen: New Board Bills 5/19/2017 (#35-#36), Update On Board Bill #34 From Prior Week
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St. Louis City Hall

The following two (2) board bills are being introduced in the St. Louis Board of Aldermen today:

  • B.B.#35 – Vaccaro – An ordinance protecting victims of automobile theft from paying storing, towing and administrative fees directly related to recovery of a stolen automobile by amending Ordinance 64668, approved June 11, 1999 and containing a severability clause.
  • B.B.#36 – Vaccaro – An ordinance mandating that the Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry shall cause the construction of four well?lit basketball courts in Forest Park by October 1, 2017.

As of 5:30am the pages with the full bill language are not posted online, I’ll update this post once these are available. [UPDATED @10AM]

Today’s agenda can be viewed here. The meeting begins at 10am, it can be watched online here.

An update on last week’s meeting. Just before 7am on Thursday May 11th I downloaded the Week #4 agenda (view on Scribd). I then copied and pasted the list of new bills (#25-#34) into the post for the next morning. That night I updated the post with links to the bill pages. The Week 4 agenda currently posted online (Scribd) doesn’t include Bill #34 — 25 through 33 all match The video of the meeting shows no #34 was introduced — BB#33 was introduced at 28:53 in the video. However, a Board Bill #34 creating a buffer zone at abortion clinics is listed, though it shows no legislative action taken. Perhaps #34 will be formally introduced at a later date? I’ve downloaded copies in case it disappears.

— Steve Patterson

 

St. Louis Board of Aldermen: New Board Bills 5/12/2017 (#25-#34)

May 12, 2017 Board of Aldermen, Featured Comments Off on St. Louis Board of Aldermen: New Board Bills 5/12/2017 (#25-#34)
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St. Louis City Hall

The following ten (10) board bills are being introduced in the St. Louis Board of Aldermen today:

  • B.B.#25 – Ingrassia – An Ordinance recommended by the Planning Commission, to change the zoning of property as indicated on the District Map and in City Block 2076 at 2801 & 2803 Magnolia, from “J” Industrial District to the “F” Neighborhood Commercial District; and containing an emergency clause.
  • B.B.#26 – Ingrassia –An Ordinance recommended by the Planning Commission, to change the zoning of property as indicated on the District Map and in City Block 2076 at 2809 & 2811-13 Magnolia, from “J” Industrial District to the “C” Multiple?Family Dwelling District; and containing an emergency clause.
  • B.B.#27 – Davis –An Ordinance recommended and approved by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment authorizing and directing the Director of Airports and the Comptroller, owner and operator of St. Louis Lambert International Airport to enter into and execute the “Enterprise Leasing Company, Lease Agreement AL?045 between the City and Enterprise Leasing Company, granting to the Lessee, subject to and in accordance with the terms, covenants, and conditions of the Lease Agreement, certain rights and privileges in connection with the occupancy and use of the Leased Premises, which is defined and more fully described in Section 201 of the Lease Agreement that was approved by the Airport Commission; containing a severability clause; and containing an emergency clause.
  • B.B.#28 – Davis –An Ordinance recommended and approved by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment authorizing and directing the Director of Airports and the Comptroller, owner and operator of St. Louis Lambert International Airport to enter into and execute the Common Use Airport Club Concession Agreement AL?048 between the City and Airport Terminal Services, d/b/a Wingtips, granting to Concessionaire, subject to and in accordance with the terms, covenants, and conditions of the Agreement, certain rights and privileges in connection with the occupancy and use of the Premises, which is defined and more fully described in Section 201 of the Agreement that was approved by the Airport Commission; containing a severability clause; and containing an emergency clause.
  • B.B.#29 – Davis –An Ordinance recommended and approved by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment authorizing and directing the Director of Airports and the Comptroller, owner and operator of St. Louis Lambert International Airport to enter into and execute the Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren? Missouri Lease Agreement AL?044 between the City and Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren?Missouri, granting to the Lessee, subject to and in accordance with the terms, covenants, and conditions of the Lease Agreement, certain rights and privileges in connection with the occupancy and use of the Premises, which is defined and more fully described in Section 201 of the Lease Agreement that was approved by the Airport Commission; containing a severability clause; and containing an emergency clause.
  • B.B.#30 – Moore –An Ordinance establishing a three?way stop site at the intersection of Taylor and Kennerly by regulating all northeast? bound and southwest?bound traffic traveling on Taylor at Kennerly and regulating all northwest?bound traffic traveling on Kennerly at Taylor, and containing an emergency clause.
  • B.B.#31 – Vaccaro/Howard/Flowers/Coatar/Conway/Williamson/ Vollmer/Boyd/Cohn/Ogilvie/Guenther –An Ordinance enabling the City, to join the Missouri Clean Energy District pursuant to the Property Assessment Clean Energy Act, Sections 67.280 to 67.2835, inclusive, RSMo, in order to provide an additional authorized entity through which owners of property within the City may obtain financings for energy efficiency improvements or renewable energy improvements to their property; stating the terms under which the City will conduct activities as a member of such District; prescribing the form and details thereof; authorizing certain actions by City officials; and containing a severability clause.
  • B.B.#32 – Roddy –An ordinance recommended by the Board of Public Service to conditionally vacate above surface, surface and sub? surface rights for travel in an irregular width section of the east/west alley in City Block 3965 beginning west of Sarah and continuing westwardly 191.41 feet to a point and being bounded by Papin, Sarah, Chouteau and Talmage.
  • B.B.#33 – Spencer –Ordinance establishing a two?way stop site at the intersection of Chippewa and Marine by regulating all eastbound traffic traveling on Chippewa at Marine and regulating all northbound traffic traveling on Marine at Chippewa, and containing an emergency clause.
  • B.B.#34 – Arnowitz –An Ordinance recommended by the Utilities Committee on May 10, 2017, to support the Missouri Economic Development and Infrastructure Investment Act, or similar legislation which acknowledges that the electric grid is the backbone of Missouri’s economy and updates to 100 year old policies are needed to spur economic development and support the state’s electric investor?owned utilities in building a smarter, stronger energy grid for Missouri consumers. [UPDATE 5/18/17 @ 9:11am: This bill appeared on the agenda downloaded at 6:49am on 5/11/17, but was removed in a later version. No BB34 was introduced, see video. But a #34 is listed online.

Today’s agenda can be viewed here. The meeting begins at 10am, it can be watched online here.

— Steve Patterson

 

St. Louis Board of Aldermen: New Board Bills 5/5/2017 (#1, #9-#24)

May 5, 2017 Board of Aldermen, Featured Comments Off on St. Louis Board of Aldermen: New Board Bills 5/5/2017 (#1, #9-#24)
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Today is the third meeting of the 2017-2018 session of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen.

Two Board Bills were introduced a week ago that weren’t listed on last week’s agenda posted the day before. Number 9 is on the agenda posted online, perhaps I missed it. However, #10 isn’t on any agenda:

  • BOARD BILL NO. 9 INTRODUCED BY ALDERMAN JOSEPH VACCARO, PRESIDENT LEWIS REED An ordinance requiring the corrections commissioner to post a quarterly report on the City’s Division of Corrections website regarding administrative segregation of inmates at city detention centers; and containing a severability and an emergency clause.
  • BOARD BILL NO. 10 INTRODUCED BY ALDERWOMAN SHARON TYUS An ordinance prohibiting the issuance of any package or drink liquor licenses for any currently unlicensed premises within the boundaries of the First Ward, for a period of three years from the effective date hereof; containing an exception allowing, during the moratorium period, for the transfer of existing licenses, under certain circumstances, and containing an emergency clause.

Since the agendas don’t indicate if they been updated after first being posted online it’s impossible to know if an official posted agenda is changed after being initially posted.  To keep track of bills & agendas I’ll be downloading the PDF as soon as it’s available — usually Wednesday afternoon. Bill pages with the actual bill text via PDF is usually posted Thursday afternoon.

Last week’s meeting can be viewed here (under 20 minutes). Mayor Krewson introduces four of her staff.

The following bills are listed on agenda #3 as of yesterday at 7am:

B.B.#1 – Pres. Reed/Conway – An ordinance making appropriation for payment of Interest, Expenses and Principal of the City’s Bonded Indebtedness, establishing City tax rates, and making appropriation for current year expenses of the City Government; for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018, amounting in the aggregate to the sum of One Billion, Fifty? one Million, Three Hundred Ninety One Thousand, Six Hundred Sixty?Six Dollars ($1,051,391,666) which sum is hereby appropriated from Revenue and Special Funds named for the purposes hereinafter enumerated and containing an emergency clause.

B.B.#11 – Pres. Reed – An ordinance requiring that any proposed board bill that seeks a tax incentive for real estate development requires the potential developer to provide a Community Benefits Agreement.

B.B.#12 – Co6way/Pres. Reed – An Ordinance to provide for the borrowing of funds in anticipation of the collection of tax payments levied by The City, for deposit in its General Revenue Fund for the calendar year ending December 31, 2017, and remaining uncollected and other revenues remaining to be collected and deposited in the General Revenue Fund for fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, all such revenues for the General Revenue Fund in the Treasury, through the issuance by the City of its Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes, and the acquiring of credit enhancement, if necessary, in order to lower the cost of such borrowing; prescribing the form and details of such Notes; authorizing and approving certain documents and other actions; and containing an emergency clause.

B.B.#13 – Howard – An Ordinance establishing a three?way stop site at the intersection of Neosho and Adkins by regulating all northwest? bound and southeast?bound traffic traveling on Neosho at Adkins and regulating all northeast?bound traffic traveling on Adkins at Neosho; and containing an emergency clause.

B.B.#14 – Cohn – An ordinance adopted to establish a Citizen Commission to be known as “The Citizen Commission on the Reduction and Reformation of the Board of Aldermen” which Commission’s purpose shall be to collect community input, gather information, conduct community outreach, study and provide advisory opinion/s to the Board of Aldermen on the implementation of Ordinance #69185, which measure was passed by the electorate of the City, and calls for a restructuring of the Board of Aldermen from a body of twenty? eight aldermen representing twenty?eight wards to a body of fourteen aldermen representing fourteen wards, and provides for a transition schedule to implement the restructuring.

B.B.#15 – Ogilvie – An Ordinance establishing a three?way stop site at the intersection of Hoffman and Clifton by regulating all northbound and southbound traffic traveling on Clifton at Hoffman and regulating all eastbound traffic traveling on Hoffman at Clifton, and containing an emergency clause.

B.B.#16 – Ogilvie – An Ordinance establishing a three?way stop site at the intersection of Berthold and Graham by regulating all southbound traffic traveling on Graham at Berthold and regulating all eastbound and westbound traffic traveling on Berthold at Graham, and containing an emergency clause.

B.B.#17 – Boyd – An ordinance authorizing and directing the Street Commissioner to take all necessary actions to honorarily designate the section of St. Louis Avenue between Semple and Arlington as Rev. Reginald D. Rogers, Sr. Avenue.

B.B.#18 – Roddy – An Ordinance recommended by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment authorizing and directing the issuance and delivery of not to exceed $19,400,000 plus issuance costs principal amount of tax increment revenue notes (City Foundry Saint Louis TIF) Series 20__? A/B, of The City; prescribing the form and details of such notes and the covenants and agreements made by the City to facilitate and protect the payment thereof; prescribing other matters relating thereto, and containing a severability clause.

B.B.#19 – Davis – An ordinance approving a Redevelopment Plan for 3827 Shaw.

B.B.#20 – Roddy – An ordinance approving a Redevelopment Plan for the 1301-03 S. Boyle.

B.B.#21 – Roddy – An ordinance approving a Redevelopment Plan for the 4427 Chouteau.

B.B.#22 – Roddy – An ordinance approving a Redevelopment Plan for the 4401 Gibson.

B.B.#23 – Roddy – An ordinance approving a Redevelopment Plan for the 4443 Oakland.

B.B.#24 – Flowers – An ordinance recommended by the Board of Public Service to vacate travel in 20 foot wide east/west and 15 foot wide north/south unimproved alleys in City Block 1228?E as bounded by Penrose, Broadway, Angelica and I?70 in the City.

Today’s meeting should be short since there are no bills out of committee for a 2nd reading and debate. The agenda indicates there are no committee meetings are scheduled for next week.

— Steve Patterson

 

St. Louis Board of Aldermen: New Board Bills 4/28/2017 (#2-#8)

April 28, 2017 Board of Aldermen, Featured Comments Off on St. Louis Board of Aldermen: New Board Bills 4/28/2017 (#2-#8)
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St. Louis City Hall

The following are the first seven (7) board bills, being introduced today, in the 2017-2018 session of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen:

  • B.B.#2 – Davis –An ordinance recommended by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment authorizing and directing (i) the issuance by the City of its Airport Revenue Refunding bonds, St. Louis Lambert International Airport, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed two hundred forty million dollars ($240,000,000) in one or more series to effect the refunding of a portion of the City’s outstanding Airport Revenue Bonds; (ii) the issuance by the City of its Airport Revenue Bonds, St. Louis Lambert International Airport, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed seventy million dollars ($70,000,000) in one or more series as part of the $3,500,000,000 of bonds approved by the voters in 1991 and 2003; and containing a severability clause and an emergency clause.
  • B.B.#3 – Roddy –An ordinance authorizing and directing the Mayor and Comptroller to execute, upon receipt of and in consideration of the sum of One Thousand Two Hundred Dollars and other good and valuable consideration, a Quit Claim Deed to remise, release and forever quit?claim unto FOPA Partners, certain City?owned property located in City Block 2198, which property is known by address as 3699 Market St.
  • B.B.#4 – Ogilvie –An Ordinance recommended by the Planning Commission on February 1, 2017, to change the zoning of property as indicated on the District Map, from “B” Two?Family Dwelling District and “J” Industrial District to the “G” Local Commercial and Office District in City Block 4616 (6510 Mitchell Avenue); and containing an emergency clause.
  • B.B.#5 – Coatar –An Ordinance recommended by the Planning Commission pertaining to the Zoning Code; repealing Section Three of Ordinance 62588, pertaining to the “A” Single Family Dwelling District, and enacting a new Chapter in lieu thereof; and amending, in part, Section Twenty?One of Ordinance 59979, pertaining to conditional uses, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section on the same subject matter; repealing Section Two of Ordinance 67607, pertaining to the “H” Area Commercial District, and a enacting in lieu thereof a new Chapter on the subject matter; containing a severability clause and an emergency clause.
  • B.B.#6 – Flowers –An Ordinance recommended by the Planning Commission on March 13, 2017, to change the zoning of property as indicated on the District Map and in City Block 9121, from “A” Single?Family Dwelling District to the “H” Area Commercial District, at 11050 and 11110?80 Riverview Drive, aka 11110R, 11110?80 & 11192 Riverview Drive; and containing an emergency clause.
  • B.B.#7 – Flowers –An ordinance pertaining to Special Use Districts; establishing The Lighthouse Area Special Use District; providing definitions and findings pertaining to said District; further providing use and conditional use regulations for said District; and containing an emergency clause.
  • B.B.#8 – Cohn –An ordinance repealing Ordinance 68830, and approving the petition to establish the Dutchtown Community Improvement District, authorizing the district to impose special assessments and retail sales tax, finding a public purpose for the establishment of the Dutchtown Community Improvement District, and containing a severability clause.

Today’s agenda is here. The meeting begins at 10am, it can be watched online here. Board Bill #1 is reserved for the budget.

— Steve Patterson

 

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