Meeting of the Special Committee on the Transition to 14 Wards

02/02/23, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Aldermanic Special Committee Meeting
Special Committee on the Transition to 14 Wards

Admission: Free.

Overview:

Due to the COVID-19 virus the Board of Aldermen is holding committee meetings by electronic Webinar. Each meeting will have an electronic link and phone number that can be used to view and/or listen to a meeting. Each meeting will also have a Meeting ID Number that can be used if requested while you are accessing the meeting.

The public may view or listen to this meeting by following the below instructions:

Using Links:

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You may also watch the meeting on Youtube @https://youtube.com/CityofStLouisMO      

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Public Hearing 
The committee will take public comment on the Discussion Topic 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. Please see the following instructions on how to register to speak to the committee. 

Procedures to Register to Speak

Email or Phone Requests:

Those interested in making a comment 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: kennedyt@stlouis-mo.gov. Persons may also call 314 589-6845 and register by phone.

Required Information

The email sent or phone message should supply a person’s name, street address, email contact address or area code and phone number. It should specify which Board Bill and/or Resolution Number(s) a person wants to speak about. They should also indicate if they are in “support”, “in opposition” or have “no position” on the Board Bill and/or Resolution Number(s) they wish to speak about.  Failure to supply all the requested information may result in a person not being able to speak.

Confirmation:

Those making a request by email will receive an email confirmation and then later a link from the St. Louis Communications Division that will allow them to join the meeting as a speaker. Procedures will also be sent to those wishing to speak. Those calling in by phone to register to speak will receive a return phone call with all the pertinent information. Please note that if you do not receive a confirmation email or a return phone call no later than an three hours before the meeting your request may not have been received.

Registration Deadline:

All requests to speak at this hearing must be made by 12pm the day of this hearing.

Order of Speaking:

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

https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/aldermen/rules/upload/boa-rules-2021-2022-session-final.pdf

Visibility

Speakers must use a device that allows them to be seen when speaking. 

Written Comments

Written comments to be shared with members of the Board on the topics open for public comment at this meeting may be emailed to the Board of Aldermen Clerk - Mr. Terry Kennedy at: kennedyt@stlouis-mo.gov.  They may also be mailed through the US Postal Service or dropped off. They should be addressed to: Mr. Terry Kennedy, Clerk, St. Louis Board of Aldermen, St. Louis City Hall 1200 Market Street Room 230, St. Louis Mo. 63103.

Those with Disabilities

Individuals with disabilities who may need sign language interpreters, written materials in alternative formats, or other accommodations should make a request to kennedyt@stlouis-mo.gov or call 314-589-6845 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

The committee will discuss the following:

Discussion Topic Number 1

The committee will discuss transitioning to 14 wards and the Board of Aldermen Rules and Committees. 

The committee will discuss and take public comment on the following: 

Board Bills

Board Bill Number 183
Introduced by President Megan E. Green

The proposed bill amends and revises Ordinance Number 62885, which imposes a one-half of one-percent sales tax, known as the Capital Improvements Sales Tax, on all retail sales made in the City of St. Louis which are subject to taxation under the provisions of Sections 144.010 to 144.525 R.S.Mo., and provides for the allocation of such funds for the purpose of funding capital improvements, including allocations for ward capital improvements, so that allocations for ward capital improvements for each ward shall be made based upon each ward’s “need”. Need is to be determined pursuant to an annual analyses conducted by the St. Louis Development Corporation of the following six data points for each ward: Median Household Income, Poverty Rate, Educational Attainment (percentage of college graduates), Unemployment Rate, Crime Rate (crimes against persons; murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault), and Vacant Parcels per ward.

Event published: Jan 3, 2023 12:11 PM
Last updated: Feb 1, 2023 5:20 PM

Location:
Webinar

Sponsor:
Board of Aldermen

Email:
Kennedy, Terry

Phone:
(314) 622-3287

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