Ways and Means Committee Meeting
12/07/21, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Aldermanic Committee Meeting
Ways and Means
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Meeting ID: 856 9128 5585
The committee will take public comment on the Board Bills and/or Resolutions listed in this meeting announcement. This meeting will be held by Zoom Webinar. A person may speak at this committee hearing via a Zoom Webinar Link, which will allow them to be visible at the meeting, or by a phone call. Please see the following instructions on how to register to speak to the committee.
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Those interested in making a comment on the Board Bills and/or Resolutions listed in this meeting announcement must send an email or call in by phone expressing their interest to speak. This email should be sent to the Board of Aldermen Clerk - Mr. Terry Kennedy at: email@example.com. Persons may also call 314 589-6845 and register by phone.
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Speakers will be called to speak in accordance with the Rules of the Board of Aldermen which can be found on the Board of Aldermen Website. The link is below.
Rules of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen
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The committee will meet to review and discuss the following:
Board Bill Number 118
Introduced by Alderman Jesse Todd, Alderman John Collins-Muhammad
The proposed bill authorizes the receipt of and appropriates grant funds awarded by the US Department of Labor (solely to the extent received) relating to the YouthBuild Grant.
Board Bill Number 145
Introduced by Alderwoman Marlene E Davis, Alderwoman Lisa Middlebrook, Alderwoman Dwinderlin Evans, Alderman James Page, Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia, Alderwoman Annie Rice, Alderman Dan Guenther, Alderman Bill Stephens, Alderwoman Anne Schweitzer, Alderwoman Carol Howard, Alderwoman Megan E. Green, Alderwoman Tina (Sweet-T) Pihl, Alderman John Collins-Muhammad, Alderman Bret Narayan, Alderwoman Heather Navarro
This Board Bill seeks to authorize submission to qualified electors a proposal for the issuance of up to fifty million ($50,000,000) of general obligation public improvement bonds. Utilizing the current property tax levy, there will be no tax increase. With an election due to be scheduled for a redistricting ballot measure in April 2022 there are no additional costs associated with this bill. If approved, funds raised from the subsequent issuance would be available to use for the following purposes: (1) resurfacing arterial streets and bridges, (2) design and construction of a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) a new state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Center combining Police, Fire, EMS, CEMA, and Citizen Service Bureau (3) design and construction of pedestrian and bicycle transportation facilities, (4) maintaining the safety and security of the jails and improving public safety (5) providing match share funds, where applicable and necessary, to utilize funds made available under the American Recuse Plan Act of 2021 and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 in furtherance of any of the cited projects herein and, (6) replacing, improving, renovating and maintaining buildings, bridges, and equipment of the City of St. Louis including neighborhood recreation centers and fire houses, and (7) for expenses associated with the issuance of the bonds. The City’s backlog of unmet infrastructure needs greatly exceed the amount of federal assistance expected by the City in the near future. These funds will enhance the City’s ability to provide matching grant funds to apply for competitive grants and offer the opportunity to begin design work in advance of future federal assistance and secure materials in an effort to mitigate project delays due to supply chain issues.
Dec 2, 2021 10:01 AM
Last updated: Dec 3, 2021 11:53 AM
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