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Juvenile Court Judge to speak at March Public Affairs Meeting

March 4, 2005 25th Ward Comments Off on Juvenile Court Judge to speak at March Public Affairs Meeting

The monthly meeting of the First District Police Public Affairs will be held this month on Thursday March 24, 2005. Normally the meeting is held on the third Thursday of each month but it was moved this month due to a conflict with St. Patrick’s Day.

The meeting will begin at 7pm and will be located this month at the Windsor Community Center at 4092 Robert:

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4092 Robert Ave
St Louis, MO 63116-2754

This month’s guest speaker will be Juvenile Court Judge Jack Garvey. If you’ve ever wondered how the juvenile court works (or doesn’t work) this is the meeting for you.

Jack Garvey has served as an Associate Circuit Court Judge for St. Louis City since 1998. He also has taught as an Adjunct Professor in this school’s Trial Practice program. Judge Garvey’s prior practice experience includes a 3-year stint as an Assistant Circuit Attorney in the City and nearly 10 years in private practice. He also served for 4 years as a Member of St. Louis Board of Aldermen. Judge Garvey received his B.A. from St. Louis University in1983 and his J.D. from Rutgers University Law School-Camden in 1986.

If you have any questions about the meeting please call Officer Kent Womack at 314-444-0176.

See you there,

– Steve


Improvements to Campaign Site

March 4, 2005 25th Ward 1 Comment

To make it easier to find previous posts we’ve added a search feature and listing of recent posts. Both are in the right hand column. – Steve


The Numbers are the Same

March 3, 2005 25th Ward Comments Off on The Numbers are the Same

On February 9th I posted a report here on all 28 Wards and their respective bricks & mortar investment. Two weeks ago we distributed a very telling flyer regarding how our ward came in last place our of all 28 Wards in bricks & mortar investment over the last four years. To me the numbers were disappointing but not completely unexpected.

As disclosed on the prior post and on the flyer, all financial numbers have been based on information supplied to the general public (you and me) through the Slay for Mayor web site.

• Click here for our flyer called, “The Numbers Tell The Story”
• To read my post from February 9, 2005, click here.
• Mayor Slay’s detail of the 25th Ward investment can be read here.

When it comes to looking at the numbers I guess it all depends upon your perspective? My opponent’s recent literature says:

“During the last four years some $2.8 million has been spent building new homes or completely renovating existing homes. Our commercial strip businesses located throughout the ward have been improved by almost $800,000 in investment.”

Slay’s website says we had $2.9 million in investment in housing with 10 “substantial rehabs” and 2 “new construction” over the last four years. Three per year. I personally don’t consider that a housing boom. If we had 12 per year I’d be happy – but not for four years.

Of note are the 9 businesses that make up the $800,000 in business investment over the last four years. At least four of the businesses, (Ackerman Toyota, King Dodge, McMahon Lincoln Mercury and Bimmers R Us) were part of the old 25th Ward boundaries and in the heavily commercial corridor along Kingshighway. I don’t know from this information what percentage of the $800K was invested in these four auto dealerships compared to the other businesses listed but my guess would be a majority. Again, here is the link to Slay’s detail on the 25th Ward.

The information is all there for you to review. My opponent and I agree on the numbers but clearly disagree on their meaning. I strongly believe we can do better as a Ward in attracting greater bricks & mortar investment. What do you think?

– Steve


“Look Out, Old School: Here Comes the New School”

March 3, 2005 25th Ward 1 Comment

In the March 2005 issue of the Commonspace, Larry Hanlin’s story entitled Look Out, Old School: Here Comes the New School takes a look at how local races, including mine, are reshaping the political landscape.


Crusoe’s to Host Celebration Party on Election Night

March 2, 2005 25th Ward 1 Comment

Everyone is welcome to join us on election night as we celebrate our grass-roots campaign for progress. The Original Crusoe’s located at 3152 Osceola is the place to be on Tuesday, March 8, 2005:

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3152 Osceola St
St Louis, MO 63111-1239

The celebration will begin at 8pm and continue until around midnight. We will have a TV to watch election returns as well as internet access to check the latest numbers.

We will have appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages. Crusoe’s has some great beer specials either by draft or bottle for those so inclined.

Come out and be a part of the celebration!

– Steve