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Missouri’s August Primary Is August 7, 2018

July 20, 2018 Featured, Politics/Policy Comments Off on Missouri’s August Primary Is August 7, 2018
Vintage photo of the former offices of the St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners. From my collection

On Friday I usually post new Board Bills being introduced at the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, but they’re on Summer break until the Friday after Labor Day. So I’ll stick with politics and talk about Missouri’s primary on August 7th.  As always, I start at the bottom of the ballot and work up to the top.

PROPOSITION NO. 1
Shall the following be adopted:

Proposition to issue bonds of the City of St. Louis, Missouri in an amount not to exceed Fifty Million Dollars ($50,000,000) for the purpose of planning, purchasing, replacing, improving and maintaining the buildings, bridges, computer software/ hardware, and equipment of the City of St. Louis, including (1) acquiring fire trucks, ambulances, and other fire-fighting apparatus for the St. Louis Fire Department, (2) acquiring radio equipment for the Police Department, (3) providing match share funds to repair, renovate, and replace bridges, (4) renovating buildings and facilities owned by the City of St. Louis including courthouses, correctional facilities, City Hall and other City buildings; and (5) for expenses associated with the issuance of the bonds. If this proposition is approved, the property tax levy is estimated to remain unchanged.

YES – FOR THE PROPOSITION
NO – AGAINST THE PROPOSITION

I haven’t yet decided how I’ll vote on Prop 1.

PROPOSITION A

Referendum ordered by Petition

Do the people of the state of Missouri want to adopt Senate Bill 19 (“Right-to-Work”) as passed by the general assembly in 2017, which prohibits as a condition of employment the forced membership in a labor organization (union) or forced payments of dues in full or pro-rata (fair-share); make any activity which violates employees’ rights illegal and ineffective; allow legal remedies for anyone injured as a result of another person violating or threatening to violate employees’ rights; and which shall not apply to union agreements entered into before the effective date of Senate Bill 19?

State and local government entities expect no costs or savings.

YES – FOR THE PROPOSITION
NO – AGAINST THE PROPOSITION

I’ll be voting a resounding NO on Prop A.

Voters can pick a non-partisan ballot or from one the following partisan ballets:

  • Republican
  • Democratic
  • Libertarian
  • Constitution
  • Green

The above order is how they appear on the Sample Ballot.   Like most of you, I’ll be voting in the Democratic primary. Below are the contested races.

FOR RECORDER OF DEEDS (VOTE FOR ONE)

  • MICHAEL BUTLER
  • SHARON QUIGLEY CARPENTER
  • JIMMIE MATTHEWS

I’ll vote for Michael Butler, my current State Rep., Carpenter never should’ve been reelected.

FOR LICENSE COLLECTOR (VOTE FOR ONE)

  • MAVIS “TESSA” THOMPSON
  • DANA KELLY-FRANKS

I’ll likely vote for Dana Kelly-Franks. One Republican is running for this office — will win on August 7th but lose in November General.

FOR STATE REP. DISTRICT 84 (VOTE FOR ONE)

  • WILEY PRICE IV
  • BRAD BAKKER

Not my district.

FOR STATE REP. DISTRICT 82 (VOTE FOR ONE)

  • DONNA M.C. BARINGER
  • FRED KRATKY

Also not my district. but it’ll be interesting to see who wins this race.

FOR STATE REP. DISTRICT 81 (VOTE FOR ONE)

  • STEVE BUTZ
  • TRAVIS ESTES

Not my district.

FOR STATE REP. DISTRICT 80 (VOTE FOR ONE)

  • PETER MERIDETH
  • MARIAH VANDIVER

Not my district, though I have heard of one of the two candidates.

FOR STATE REP. DISTRICT 79 (VOTE FOR ONE)

  • LAKEYSHA BOSLEY
  • J.P. JOHNSON
  • REIGN HARRIS
  • MAXINE JOHNSON

Finally, my district! I’ve heard of J.P> Johnson, but that doesn’t mean he’ll get my vote. I need to research all four.

Though I’m skipping uncontested races, it’s worth noting Bruce Franks Jr, who won 2 years ago, is unchallenged in the 78th.

FOR STATE REP. DISTRICT 77 (VOTE FOR ONE)

  • STEVE ROBERTS
  • KIMBERLY-ANN COLLINS

Not my district.

FOR STATE REP. DISTRICT 77 (VOTE FOR ONE)

  • CYNDNEY E. JOHNSON
  • DAMON HAYMER
  • MARISSA BROWN
  • CHRIS CARTER

Not my district.

FOR STATE REP. DISTRICT 66 (VOTE FOR ONE)

  • KHALIL ABDUL MUMIN
  • TOMMIE PIERSON, JR.

Not my district.

FOR STATE SEN. DISTRICT 4 (VOTE FOR ONE)

  • KARLA MAY
  • JACOB W. HUMMEL

I need to research the position of both candidates.

Four GOP candidates for STATE AUDIROR, the winner will face Democrat Nicole Galloway, Libertarian Sean O’Toole,  Constitution Party nomineeJacob Luetkmeyer, and Green Don Fitz in November.

FOR U.S. REP DISTRICT 1 (VOTE FOR ONE)

  • CORI BUSH
  • DeMARCO K. DAVIDSON
  • JOSHUA SHIPP
  • LACY CLAY

No brainier — I’m voting FOR Cori Bush to unseat Lacy Clay!   Three Republicans are running in the primary.

FOR U.S. SENATOR (VOTE FOR ONE)

  • CARLA [COFFEE] WRIGHT
  • ANGELICA EARL
  • LEONARD JOSEPH STEINMAN II
  • JOHN HOGAN
  • TRAVIS GONZALEZ
  • DAVID FAUST
  • CLAIRE McCASKILL

The most crowded race on the ballot. I need to research the first six because I will NOT be voting for McCaskill in the primary. Ten GOP candidates running against presumed GOP nominee Josh Hawley. One, Ken Patterson, is no relation to me.

See the August 7, 2018 St. Louis sample ballot here. The general election ids 3 months later, on November 6, 2018.

— Steve Patterson

 

St. Louis Board of Aldermen: New Board Bills Week 13 of 2018-2019 Session, Last Meeting Before Summer Break

July 13, 2018 Board of Aldermen, Featured Comments Off on St. Louis Board of Aldermen: New Board Bills Week 13 of 2018-2019 Session, Last Meeting Before Summer Break
St. Louis City Hall

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen will meet at 10am today, their 13th meeting of the 2018-2019 session. Today is their last meeting prior to Summer break.

Today’s agenda includes two new bills:

  • B.B.#98 – Davis – An Ordinance recommended and approved by the Airport Commission, the Board of Public Service, and the Board of Estimate and Apportionment authorizing a Third Amendment to Section One of the Airport Schedule F CIP Project Ordinance 67357 approved December 19, 2006, as amended by Ordinance 68650 approved June 2, 2010 and Ordinance 68852 approved February 14, 2011, which authorized a multi-year public work and improvement program at St. Louis Lambert International Airport,amending EXHIBIT A entitled “Schedule F CIP Project (MII Approved)” by adding a new project to the project list entitled “Replacing Accounting Systems”; and containingseverability clause and an emergency clause
  • B.B.#99 – Ogilvie – An Ordinance recommended by the Board of Public Service authorizing the Mayor and Comptroller of the City of St. Louis to execute an Easement Agreement, which shall give, grant, extend and confer in perpetuity on the City, its Agents, Successors and Assigns, the right to install, construct, maintain, repair, and upgrade a water Main for the purpose of delivering water; approving an Easement Agreement for a perpetual easement; authorizing certain actions by City officials, and containing a severability clause.

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 — the new bills listed above may not be online right away. The next full board meeting after today will be September 7, 2018.

— Steve Patterson

 

St. Louis Board of Aldermen: New Board Bills Week 12 of 2018-2019 Session

July 6, 2018 Board of Aldermen, Featured Comments Off on St. Louis Board of Aldermen: New Board Bills Week 12 of 2018-2019 Session
St. Louis City Hall

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen will meet at 10am today, their 12th meeting of the 2018-2019 session.

Today’s agenda includes two new bills:

  • B.B.#94 – Williamson – An ordinance approving a Redevelopment Plan for the 1420-22 Union Blvd.
  • B.B.#95 – Kennedy – An ordinance approving a Redevelopment Plan for the 4213 Maryland Ave.

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 — the new bills listed above may not be online right away.

The Board will meet again next Friday, then their Summer break begins. They’ll return the Friday after Labor Day — September 7th.

— Steve Patterson

 

St. Louis Board of Aldermen Week 11 of 2018-2019 Session: Airport Privitization

June 29, 2018 Board of Aldermen, Featured Comments Off on St. Louis Board of Aldermen Week 11 of 2018-2019 Session: Airport Privitization
St. Louis City Hall

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen will meet at 10am today, their 5th meeting of the 2018-2019 session.

Today’s agenda includes new bills:

  • B.B.#93 – Spencer ? An Ordinance requiring a City?wide vote to approve any proposal aimed at or having the effect of privatizing the Lambert St. Louis International Airport (the “Airport”) by the sale, lease or transfer of the Airport, either in whole or in part, from the City’s ownership or control as may be permitted by the FAA’s Airport Privatization Pilot Program (49 U.S.C. §47134; Section 149) and the Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (P.L. 112?95) and in accordance with all other applicable state and federal laws and regulations, and the Revised Code of the City of St. Louis; and containing a severability clause and emergency clause.

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 — the new bills listed above may not be online right away.

— Steve Patterson

 

St. Louis Board of Aldermen: New Board Bills Week 10 of 2018-2019 Session

June 22, 2018 Board of Aldermen, Featured Comments Off on St. Louis Board of Aldermen: New Board Bills Week 10 of 2018-2019 Session
St. Louis City Hall

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen will meet at 10am today, their 10th meeting of the 2018-2019 session.

Today’s agenda includes four new bills:

  • B.B.#88 – Middlebrook – An Ordinance approving the Petition to Establish the Gateway Land Community Improvement District, establishing the Gateway Land Community Improvement District, and finding a public purpose for the establishment of the Gateway Land Community Improvement District.
  • B.B.#89 – Middlebrook – An Ordinance authorizing the execution of a Cooperation Agreement with Discovery Pier Land Holdings, LLC, authorizing reimbursement in accordance therewith, and containing a severability clause and an emergency clause.\B.B.#90 – Coatar – An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 69146 and 69153; authorizing other related actions; and containing a Severability Clause.
  • B.B.#91 – Navarro/Williamson – An ordinance approved and recommended by the Preservation Board and Planning Commission of the City of St. Louis pertaining to the Skinker –DeBaliviere-Catlin Tract-Parkview Historic District; amending Ordinance #57688, repealing and replacing certain standards for the Skinker –DeBaliviere-Catlin Tract-Parkview Historic District as set forth herein.
  • B.B.#92 – Navarro – An ordinance adopted pursuant to
    Sections 70.210-70.325 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri; authorizing and directing the City, a constitutional charter city of the State of Missouri, by and through its Director of Parks, Recreation & Forestry, to execute and deliver an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement by and among the City and the Art Museum Subdistrict of the Metropolitan Zoological Park and the Museum District of the City, a politicalsubdivision of the state of Missouri (the “Museum”) .

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 — the new bills listed above may not be online right away.

— Steve Patterson

 

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