Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority

Details about the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority


"The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority consists of a five (5) member board and support staff that oversees many aspects of public and private real estate development in the City of St. Louis.

One of the primary functions of LCRA is to review development proposals that include requests for public assistance in the form of tax abatement or tax-exempt revenue bonds. " (Website)

Five (5) members, all appointed by the Mayor.

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Board Members

Showing 5 active board members (maximum 5)
Name Role End Date
Marvin Anderson Member 03/24/2024
Sean Spencer Member 03/24/2024
Kennard Jones Member 03/24/2023
Matthew McBride Esq. Vice Chairperson 03/24/2023
Alisha Sonnier Member 03/24/2023

Authorizing Legislation

Ordinance 45977, City Code 3.85.010, City Code 3.85.020, Rev. Mo. Stat. 99.030 - Rev. Mo. Stat. 99.390

Board Duties and Purpose

99.350. Board of commissioners — meetings — quorum — employees. —

1. The powers hereunder vested in each land clearance for redevelopment authority shall be exercised by the board of commissioners thereof. A majority of the commissioners shall constitute a quorum of such board for the purpose of conducting business and exercising the powers of the authority and for all other purposes. Action may be taken by the board upon a vote of a majority of the commissioners present, unless in any case the bylaws of the authority shall require a larger number. Meetings of the board of an authority may be held anywhere within the perimeter boundaries of the area of operation of the authority.

2. The commissioners of an authority shall elect a chairman and vice chairman from among the commissioners; however, the first chairman shall be designated by the mayor. An authority may employ an executive director, technical experts and such other officers, agents and employees, permanent and temporary, as it may require, and shall determine their qualifications, duties and compensation. For such legal services as it may require, an authority may call upon the chief law officer of the communities within its area of operation or may employ its own counsel and legal staff. An authority may delegate to one or more of its agents or employees such powers or duties as it may deem proper.

Member Requirements

99.340. Board of commissioners — appointment — qualifications — terms. —

1. When the governing body of a municipality adopts a resolution or ordinance as aforesaid, it shall promptly notify the mayor of such adoption. If the resolution or ordinance adopted is one approving the exercise of powers hereunder by a land clearance for redevelopment authority, the mayor shall appoint a board of commissioners of such authority which shall consist of five commissioners, and when the governing body of a county adopts such a resolution, said body shall appoint a board of commissioners of the authority created for such county which shall consist of five commissioners.

2. All commissioners of an authority shall be taxpayers who have resided for a period of 5-years in, in the case of a municipality, the area within the municipality; and, in the case of a county, the area within the county.

3. Two (2) of the commissioners who are first appointed shall be designated to serve for terms of 1-year from the date of their appointment and three (3) shall be designated to serve for terms of 2, 3 and 4-years respectively from the date of their appointment.

Thereafter, commissioners shall be appointed as aforesaid for a term of office for 4-years except that all vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term.

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