Ordinances by Alderman Carol Howard

Ordinances introduced, authored, and co-authored by this alderman

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Ordinance #: Title
71503 Amending Ordinance Number 71345
The proposed bill would amend Ordinance Number 71345, commonly referred to as the City of St. Louis Annual Operating Plan for Fiscal Year 2021-2022, by the addition of a new line item, Police Department – Real Time Crime Center, and amend Ordinance Number 71393 to reappropriate $2,500,000.00 of the $5,000,000.00 of the 2021 Corona Virus Local Fiscal Recover Funds appropriated to the Police Department for Police Department Overtime (Account 6505172) to the Real Time Crime Center.
71501 U.S. Department of Justice Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant
The purpose of this ordinance is to authorize the Director of the Department of Public Safety or his designee, on behalf of the City of St Louis, to enter into and execute a U.S. Department of Justice Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) to receive $450,415.00 in such grant award funds. The ordinance appropriates the awarded funds and authorizes the Department of Public Safety or his designee to spend the program funds for approved purposes, for the Youth Empowerment Services (YES) program, the Family Court, Juvenile Division Night Watch program, and legal support in the Problem Properties program. The ordinance contains an emergency clause.
71494 Appropriation of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funds of 2021
This Board Bill is recommended by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment, authorizing an appropriation consisting of funds received under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 totaling Eighty-Four Million, Eight Hundred Eighty Thousand Dollars ($84,880,000). It contains an emergency clause.
71487 Amending Section 1 of Ordinance 57831
The proposed bill would amend Section 1 of Ordinance 57831 (Chapter 17.32.050 of the City’s Revised Code of Ordinances), pertaining to vehicle exhaust systems, in order to specifically prohibit straight pipe exhaust systems.
71483 Firefighters Grant Agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
The purpose of this ordinance is to authorize the Fire Chief, on behalf of the City of St Louis, to enter into and execute an Assistance to Firefighters Grant Agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to receive $273,568.18 in such grant award funds. The ordinance appropriates the awarded funds and the required match amount of $27,356.82 and authorizes the Fire Chief to spend the program funds for approved purposes, which include fitness training, health and wellness programs, and exercise equipment for the firefighters’ use. The ordinance contains an emergency clause.
71482 Speed Hump on the 4900-5000 block of Lansdowne Avenue
The proposed bill directs the Director of Streets to install a speed hump to calm the flow of traffic on the 4900-5000 block of Lansdowne Avenue between the intersections of Lansdowne Avenue and Kingshighway Boulevard and Lansdowne Avenue and Brannon Avenue.
71474 Fourteenth Ward Liquor Control District
The proposed bill would repeal Ordinance Number 71346, which established the Fourteenth Ward Liquor Control District.
71473 Grant for Training Provided to Law Enforcement Trainees
This Ordinance would authorize the Director of the Department of Public Safety or the Police Commissioner to enter into agreements regarding reimbursement of the City for the cost of training provided to law enforcement trainees in cases where such trainees do not accept law enforcement positions with the City or who leave their City law enforcement positions in a short period of time. The Ordinance contains a severability clause and an emergency clause.
71460 Speed Humps in the 4900, 5000, 5200 and 5300 blocks of Sutherland Avenue.
The proposed bill directs the Director of Streets to install speed humps to calm the flow of traffic on the 4900, 5000, 5200 and 5300 blocks of Sutherland Avenue.
71452 Nash Way
This Board Bill is recommended by the Planning Commission. It approves the renaming of the entire length of a public street in the City of St. Louis, Childrens Place -- extending between Euclid Avenue on the west to Taylor Avenue on the east to be renamed to Nash Way to celebrate the accomplishments and cultural impact of Dr. Helen Nash on the Saint Louis region.
71449 Chapter 99 Redevelopment Plan for the 5336 West Ave. Redevelopment Area
This Board Bill seeks to approve a Chapter 99 Redevelopment Plan and Blighting Study for the 5336 West Ave. Redevelopment Area. This provides for the renovation and expansion of a blighted single-family home. This Board Bill will allow a 10-year tax abatement at 75 percent.
71445 General Obligation Public Improvement Bonds
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.
71438 Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Program
The purpose of this ordinance is to authorize the Director of the Department of Public Safety or his designee, on behalf of the City of St Louis, to enter into and execute a U.S. Department of Justice Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) to receive $450,415.00 in such grant award funds. The ordinance appropriates the awarded funds and authorizes the Department of Public Safety or his designee to spend the program funds for approved purposes, for the Youth Empowerment Services (YES) program, the Family Court, Juvenile Division Night Watch program, and legal support in the Problem Properties program. The ordinance contains an emergency clause.
71433 Fire Fighters Assistance Grant
The purpose of this ordinance is to authorize the Fire Chief, on behalf of the City of St Louis, to enter into and execute an Assistance to Firefighters Grant Agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to receive $273,568.18 in such grant award funds. The ordinance appropriates the awarded funds and the required match amount of $27,356.82 and authorizes the Fire Chief to spend the program funds for approved purposes, which include fitness training, health and wellness programs, and exercise equipment for the firefighters’ use. The ordinance contains an emergency clause.
71420 Chapter 99 Redevelopment Plan and Blighting Study for the 4900-4914 Gravois Ave. & 4266 Delor St. Redevelopment Area.
An ordinance approving a Redevelopment Plan dated August 4, 2021 (“Plan”) for the 4900-4914 Gravois Ave. & 4266 Delor St. Area ("Area") in the City of St. Louis (“City”) after finding that the Area is blighted as defined in Section 99.320 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, 2021, as amended, (the "Statute" being Sections 99.300 to 99.715 inclusive), and is blighted as defined in Section 353.020 RSMo., finding that there shall be available up to a fifteen (15) year tax abatement of the assessed value of the incremental improvements; and pledging cooperation of the Board of Aldermen.
71395 Car Door Locks
The proposed bill would make it unlawful for an individual to lift the door handles or otherwise try the doors and locks of successive vehicles to gain entry to the vehicles unless the individual is the owner of the vehicles or has the owners’ permission to enter the vehicles. Individuals found to be in violation would be subject to a fine of not more than $500 and or a term of imprisonment not more than ninety days.
71368 Electric Vehicles for Senior Services Grant
The purpose of this bill is to authorize the City of St. Louis, by and through the Division of Human Services (“DHS”), accept a grant award from FORTH in the amount $60,000.00 to cover transportation costs and expenses serving senior citizens in St. Louis through contracting the use of electric vehicles with Northside Senior Center and City Seniors Center from 2021 to 2023. Bill will assist FORTH in fulfilling contractual requirements under its United States Dept. of Energy (DOE) funded project. This bill authorizes the Director of DHS to accept and approve the appropriation to expend grant funds for the purposes and uses to assist with supporting the use of Electric Vehicles to deliver meals and provide transportation services to senior citizens in St. Louis. FORTH will provide funds to purchase/lease the electric vehicles and cover the cost to install electric charging stations for vehicles used by Northside Senior Center and City Seniors Center. Through the use of electric vehicles, Senior St. Louisans who rely on services from contracting organizations will have access to transportation that will assist in providing meals and transportation for daily errands and appointments.
71367 Veterans Community Project Planned Unit Development District
An ordinance establishing and creating a Planned Unit Development District for City Blocks 1868.00, 1880.00, & 1881.00 to be known as the "Veterans Community Project Planned Unit Development District" and containing a Severability Clause and an Emergency Clause.
71346 14th Ward Liquor Control District
The proposed Board Bill would impose a moratorium on the issuance of package liquor licenses for any currently non-licensed premises in the 14th Ward Liquor Control District for a period of three years following its effective date.
71339 4350 South Kingshighway Community Improvement District
The purpose of the bill is to establish a Community Improvement District (“CID”) known as the 4350 South Kingshighway Community Improvement District.
71306 2020 Operation Legend Program
This Board Bill authorizes and directs the Chief of Police, on behalf of the Mayor and the City of St. Louis, to enter into and execute a Grant Agreement with the Missouri Department of Public Safety, Office of Homeland Security, to fund the 2020 Operation Legend Program.
71305 Honorary Street Naming to Kim Massie Way
The proposed bill would create the honorary street name Kim Massie Way, beginning at the intersection of North Broadway and Convention Plaza and running south on North Broadway to the intersection of North Broadway and Lucas Avenue.
71300 Lead Hazard Reduction Grant
This Board Bill seeks the approval of a competitive Lead Hazard Reduction Grant in the amount of Two Million, Five Hundred and Twenty Thousand ($2,520,000) received by the Community Development Administration (CDA) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Funding from the grant will allow for CDA, the Building Division and Department of Health to continue efforts in reducing lead poisoning and will also allow for the remediation of lead hazards from 210 units of housing.
71282 Bevo Mill Area Special Use District
This Board Bill would establish the Bevo Mill Area Special Use District for an approximately 92.73 acre site in the Bevo Mill and Dutchtown Neighborhoods. The Special Use District Overlay zoning district, as permitted in the enabling Ordinance 66941, would prohibit certain uses and make others conditional uses that would otherwise be allowed in the underlying “F” Neighborhood Commercial, “G” Local Commercial & Office, “J” Industrial, and “K” Unrestricted Zoning Districts. It also provides additional regulations around lighting and signage, and height within a subarea of the district.
71279 Repeal of Sections of Ordinance 68536
The proposed bill would amend or repeal sections of the City’s Excise Code, set forth in Ordinance 68536.
71273 Chapter 99 Redevelopment Plan for the 4320-4330, 4350 and 4350R S. Kingshighway Blvd. Redevelopment Area
This Board Bill seeks to approve a Chapter 99 Redevelopment Plan and Blighting Study for the 4320-4330, 4350 and 4350R S. Kingshighway Blvd. Redevelopment Area. This Board Bill will allow up to twenty years of tax abatement provided as follows: fifteen years (15) years of tax abatement based on 95% of the assessed value of the incremental improvements, followed by 5 years of tax abatement based on 90% of the assessed value of the incremental improvements. This Area includes unoccupied property which will be redeveloped for mixed-use.
71247 Earnings Tax
An ordinance submitting to the qualified voters of the City of St. Louis, pursuant to Section 92.115 RSMo, the question of whether to continue the earnings tax imposed by the City of St. Louis for a period of five years; providing for an election and the manner of voting; providing that if such question shall receive the votes of a majority of the voters voting thereon that such earnings tax shall continue; and containing a severability clause and emergency clause.
71228 Quick Claim Deed for 3724 Aldine
This Board Bill authorizes and directs the Mayor and Comptroller of the City of St. Louis to execute, upon receipt of and in consideration of the sum of “Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250.00), a Quit Clair Deed to forever quit-claim unto the Veterans Community Project a certain City-owned property located at 3724 Aldine, in the City of St. Louis, Missouri.
71225 Covid-19 Response Grant for Board of Elections
This Board Bill authorizes the Board of Elections to accept the Center for Tech and Civic Life (the “CTCL”) Covid-19 Response Grant of $1,034,200.00 to provide financial assistance to local election officials (“LEOs”) for expenses incurred between June 15, 2020 and December 31, 2020, associated with the safe administration of election responsibilities, including safe election day administration; poll worker recruitment, training and safety efforts; voter education and outreach for safe voting policies and procedures; and expanding and maintaining early in-person voting sites and expedited and improved vote-by-mail ballot processing. The grant limits reimbursement to expenses incurred between June 15 and December 31, 2020, in accordance with an assessment called “Safe Voting Plan” prepared by the STL BEC. The grant precludes supplanting previously appropriated funds to BEC or the reduction in budgeted funds to the BEC during the term of this grant unless CTCL grant funds are to be returned.
71219 City Employee Benefits
This Board Bill regulates employer and employee working relationships between the City of St. Louis and all employees under the Classified Service, including a compensation plan, terms and conditions of employment, benefits, leaves of absence, and authorization for a Deferred Compensation Plan; allocating certain other employees to a grade with rate; amending Section 16(a), Section 16(b), Section 16(c), and Section 16(d) of Ordinance 71099; and including an emergency clause. The provisions of the sections contained in this ordinance shall be effective with the start of the first pay period following approval by the Mayor.
71217 Closing the St. Louis City Medium Security Institution (MSI)
This Board Bill, in accordance with Article XXV Section 1 of the St. Louis City Charter, and upon being recommended by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment, amend the duties of the Division of Corrections and Department of Health & Hospitals. It would direct the Commissioner of Corrections to begin the process of closing the St. Louis City Medium Security Institution (MSI), also known as the Workhouse, as a detainee center. This Board Bill would direct the Board of Public Service and the Commissioner of Corrections to evaluate the City Justice Center to determine if more detainees could safely be held there and to perform a study of the Medium Security Institution to determine the feasibility of repurposing and to evaluate the ongoing costs of any plan to permanently close the facility. It would direct the Commissioner of Corrections to contact surrounding facilities to determine the per day cost of outsourcing the housing detainees in St. Louis City custody; a requirement for the Department of Personnel to interview corrections officers of the workhouse for open positions in city government. It requires the Department of Health to develop criteria for the hiring of social workers to be assigned to detainees with mental health issues and their families, and to be employees of a newly formed Division of Recidivism Reduction. This board Bill would create a fund to be allocated to neighborhoods with high violent crime rates to be appropriated annually through neighborhood participatory budgeting process; upholding the City’s statutory requirement to detain individuals remanded to the City of St. Louis through the court system. It would direct the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council to provide data as requested by the Board of Aldermen or any department or division of City Government facilitating the closure of the Medium Security Institution facility. It would also direct the Budget Director to analyze the net cost savings to the general fund if MSI is no longer operated as a detainee facility; and it contains an emergency clause.
71209 Amending Excise Codes
The proposed bill seeks to amend certain chapters of the Excise Code to permit appropriately licensed persons and premises to sell intoxicating beverages for consumption off the licensed premises, not in their original packaging, accompanied by a food purchase, in designated places, until December 31, 2020.
71206 Chapter 99 Redevelopment Plan for 4635 and 4627 Ridgewood
This Board Bill seeks to approve a Chapter 99 Redevelopment Plan and Blighting Study for the 4635 and 4627 Ridgewood Ave. Redevelopment Area. This Board Bill will allow up to a 10-year tax abatement based on 95% of the assessed value of the incremental improvements. The project consists of the renovation a multi-family project consisting of 273 senior (62+) and disabled low-income housing units spread across two buildings.
71190 Chapter 99 Redevelopment Plan for 4314 Itaska Street
This Board Bill seeks to approve a Chapter 99 Redevelopment Plan and Blighting Study for the 4314 Itaska St. Redevelopment Area. This Board Bill will allow up to a 10-year tax abatement based on 95% of the assessed value of the incremental improvements. This Area includes a vacant lot upon which will be constructed into a new single-family residence.
71189 Chapter 99 Redevelopment Plan and Blighting Study for the 4500-4510 S. Kingshighway Blvd. Redevelopment Area.
Chapter 99 Redevelopment Plan and Blighting Study for the 4500-4510 S. Kingshighway Blvd. Redevelopment Area.
71179 Expansion of the Port Authority District Boundaries
Overall Purpose/Reasons for the Board Bill The City of St. Louis Port Authority port district boundaries currently include approximately 6,000 acres, primarily along the City’s 19-mile riverfront. Every other port district in Missouri is coterminous with the boundaries of the city or county (or counties) that created the port district. Examples include Kansas City, St. Louis County and Jefferson County. Expanding the boundaries of the City of St. Louis Port Authority as proposed by Board Bill Number 28 will allow the City of St. Louis Port Authority to qualify for additional federal and state grant programs and to participate in development and infrastructure projects throughout the expanded boundaries, as described below. What the Board Bill Will Do Expand the boundaries of the City of St. Louis Port Authority as shown on the map attached as Exhibit A to Board Bill Number 28. The Impact of the Board Bill to the Community Over the last 10 years, the City of St. Louis Port Authority has received approximately $1 million from the Port Security Grant Program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for video surveillance along the riverfront and to supplement technology at the Real Time Crime Center. A larger port district will enable the Port Authority to qualify for additional federal and state grant programs, including but not limited to the Port Security Grant Program, for City-wide safety and security enhancements and other eligible purposes. In 2016, the Missouri General Assembly authorized port authorities to create Advanced Industrial Manufacturing (AIM) zones. Within an AIM zone, a port authority may receive one-half of State withholding taxes attributable to new jobs within the zone. A larger port district will enable the Port Authority to leverage these state funds for a wide range of infrastructure and other development purposes within the AIM zone. In 2010, the Missouri General Assembly authorized port authorities, with the approval of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and the circuit court, to create Port Improvement Districts upon request of property owners within the boundaries of any proposed district. Similar to a transportation development district or a community improvement district, the qualified voters within a Port Improvement District may elect to impose a sales tax and/or a property tax to fund qualified costs within the boundaries of the Port Improvement District. A larger port district will enable the City of St. Louis Port Authority to make this job-creation program available in more parts of the City.
71163 5347 Nottingham Parking District
The proposed ordinance would repeal City of St. Louis Ordinance 70973, which established the residential parking district 5347 Nottingham Parking District, and enact a new ordinance in order to revise the name of the parking district to “5347-5353 Nottingham Parking District”, and add to the district the area along the northern property line of 5347-5353 Nottingham Avenue.
71161 Revisions to the City of St. Louis Retirement System
The proposed Board Bill would repeal and replace Section Two of Ordinance 70154 in order to comply with the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (the “Secure Act”) which changed the age requirement for the “required beginning date” for persons who attain the age of 70 ½ years after December 31, 2019.
71159 Honorary Naming of a Street to Alderman Samuel Moore Way
The proposed bill authorizes the installation of an honorary street sign, Alderman Samuel Moore Way, at the intersection of Garfield Avenue and Newstead Avenue.
71154 Police Escort for Building Demolitions
The proposed bill would amend Section 1 of ordinance 63800 codified in Chapter 25.64.010 of the City’s code to charge of $150.00 to cover the cost to the City for providing police security escort services during Building Division demolitions, repairs, board-ups, and clean-ups of buildings or structures that have been declared public nuisances. It allows for a police security escort to be provided when, under the circumstances, such precaution is deemed prudent by the Building Commissioner and will help to reduce vacancy by increasing the holding costs of vacant buildings by enabling the City to recoup some of the cost of dealing with them.
71146 Update to the City’s Environmental and Demolition Ordinances
This bill is intended to update the City’s Environmental and Demolition ordinances to protect the health and welfare of those engaged in commercial demolition work within the City of St. Louis’s limits as well as the public health of those who live and work near demolition sites and protect the citizenry from dangerous airborne contaminants. The bill also updates fees and penalties to achieve its goal.

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