Ordinances by Alderman Joseph Vaccaro

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

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71497 Zoning Change for 3250 Clifton Avenue
An Ordinance recommended by the Planning Commission on October 6, 2021, to change the zoning of property as indicated on the District Map, from the “A” Single-Family Dwelling District to the “D” Multiple-Family Dwelling District, in City Block 4758 (3250 Clifton Avenue), so as to include the described parcels of land in City Block 4758; and containing 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.
71478 Increasing City Maximum Fines
The bill proposes to change the first sentence of Article IV, Section 24 of the City’s Charter to increase the maximum fine that be assessed for violations of ordinances regarding the preservation and protection of environmental conditions in the City for the prevention of harm to the health, safety and comfort of City residents or harm to private or public property such as the unauthorized dumping of waste or debris, prohibited refuse, waste tire disposal, and the like from $500.00 to $1,000.00. The bill provides for an election to be held on August 2, 2022, for voting on the Charter change.
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.
71470 Two-Way Stop McCausland Avenue and Bancroft Avenue
The proposed bill would establish a two-way stop site at the intersection of McCausland Avenue and Bancroft Avenue regulating all traffic traveling northbound and southbound on McCausland Avenue at Bancroft 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.
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.
71430 Detention Facility Oversight Board (DFOB)
The proposed bill establishes a Detention Facility Oversight Board (DFOB) authorized to receive and investigate complaints of misconduct and certain incidents occurring in the City’s detention facilities, investigate patterns of misconduct and systemic problems. The DFOB would have the power of subpoena. It is to function as an advisory board to the Mayor and Board and may make recommendations regarding detention facility operations and conditions, training and disciplinary action for Division of corrections’ employees, and Division policy directives. The DFOB would report directly to the Mayor.
71402 Honorary Naming of Michael P. McMillan Way
The proposed bill authorizes the honorary street name The proposed bill authorizes the honorary street name Michael P. McMillan Way pursuant to Ordinance 68937. Michael P. McMillan Way will begin at the intersection of Aubert Avenue and Page Boulevard and run north on Aubert Avenue to the intersection of Aubert Avenue and D. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.
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.
71363 Chapter 99 Redevelopment Plan for the 3810 Watson Rd
This Board Bill seeks to approve a Chapter 99 Redevelopment Plan and Blighting Study for the 3810 Watson Rd. Redevelopment Area. This Board Bill will allow up to five years of tax abatement based on 50 percent of the assessed value of the incremental improvements. This Area includes a former residence which will be demolished to construct a commercial building.
71351 Protection Program for Witnesses of Violence Grant
This Board Bill proposes an ordinance authorizing the Police Commissioner, on behalf of the City of Saint Louis, to enter into and execute a Grant Agreement with the Missouri Office of Crime Victim Services to fund the Protection Program for Witnesses of Violence grant program upon approval of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment, and to expend funds by entering into contracts, or otherwise, in a manner that is consistent with the provisions of said Grant Agreement; containing a severability clause and an emergency clause.
71347 United States Relief Fund
An Ordinance wherein the Board of Aldermen authorizes the receipt of and appropriates funds to the Department of Public Safety (solely to the extent received) awarded for COVID-19 related expenses under the An Ordinance wherein the Board of Aldermen authorizes the receipt of and appropriates funds to the Department of Public Safety (solely to the extent received) awarded for COVID-19 related expenses under the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Relief Fund; and containing an emergency clause. ; and containing an emergency clause.
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.
71304 Grant from the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Inc. (CDC Foundation)
Authorizes the Acting Director of the City of St. Louis Department of Health to accept a Two Hundred Thousand Dollar ($200,000) grant from the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Inc. (CDC Foundation), with a Project Name of COVID-19 Care Kits for Faith-Based Communities and known as Project #1085, to develop messaging and COVID-19 packages for distribution to Communities of Faith, as well as community assessments of the impact of COVID-19 resources and faith based messaging, primarily for persons of color and in those communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
71258 Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development Dislocated Workers National Emergency WIOA Grant
An Ordinance wherein Board of Aldermen authorizes the receipt of and appropriates funds (solely to the extent received) awarded for the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development Dislocated Workers National Emergency WIOA Grant, relating to the COVID-19 pandemic; and containing an emergency clause.
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.
71241 COVID-19 related relief under the Community Development Block Grant Program
An Ordinance wherein the Board of Aldermen authorizes the receipt of and appropriates funds (solely to the extent received) awarded for temporary financial assistance for rental payments as part of COVID-19 related relief under the Community Development Block Grant Program; and containing an emergency clause.
71230 Rezoning 6839 Flyer Ave.
An Ordinance recommended by the Planning Commission on September 2, 2020, to change the zoning of property as indicated on the District Map, from the “A” Single-Family Dwelling District to the “F” Neighborhood Commercial District, in City Block 4669 at 6839 Fyler Avenue, including a legal description of land in City Block 4669 and containing an 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.
71180 Residency of City Employees
The proposed Bill would submit qualified voters of the City of St. Louis, a proposal to revise Section 2 of Article VIII of the City of St. Louis Charter which requires City employees to reside within the boundaries of the City of St. Louis and thus allow said employees, except for City Agency and Department Directors appointed by the Mayor, to reside outside of the boundaries of the City of St. Louis. The Bill provides an election to be held for voting on the proposed revision on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The proposed bill’s impact on the community is unknown at this time.
71162 Increasing Tax Rate for Early Childhood Services and Programming
The reason for the Board Bill is to consent to the request of the City Mental Health Board and place before the voters of the City of St. Louis at the November 3, 2020 election a proposal to increase the tax rate for the community children’s services from the current 19 cents per hundred dollars of assessed valuation to 25 cents, which is the maximum authorized by state statute. Pursuant to Sec. 210.860 the community children’s services fund has been administered by the City Mental Health Board since it’s initial passage in 2004. The tax increase is desired due to the need to increase early childhood services programming for children aged five years and younger, services which cannot be provided from current funds. If approved by the voters, the tax would yield approximately $2.3 million dollars annually.
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.
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.
71135 Intergovernmetal Transfer Agreement
The Board Bill authorizes and directs the Fire Commissioner, on behalf of the Mayor and the City of Saint Louis, to enter into and execute an Intergovernmental Transfer Agreement with the Missouri Department of Social Services MO Healthnet Division for a Ground Emergency Medical Transportation (GEMT) program for uncompensated Medicaid cost associated with GEMT services pursuant to RSMo 208.1032, establishing a fund from which to pay the non-federal share of the reconciled costs reimbursements and the administrative fee, providing for appropriation of the funds subsequently paid through the Missouri Department of Social Services, authorizing the expenditure of such appropriated funds by entering into contracts or otherwise upon approval of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment, and containing an emergency clause.
71123 Storage of Tires
The proposed bill regulates the storage, transportation, and disposal of waste tires. It requires waste tire haulers, waste tire processing facilities, and establishments and business storing more than ten waste tires for periods greater than fifteen days. The bill provides penalties for violations.
71122 Sale of City Owned Property at 1485-1487 South Vandeventer Avenue
The City of St. Louis is the owner of certain real property located at 1485-1487 South Vandeventer Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63110 (the “Property”). The Property currently sits as a vacant lot. The Transgender Memorial, LLC plan to purchase the Property from the City to preserve the Transgender Memorial Garden of St. Louis in perpetuity as a memorial to murdered Trans people, a green space with a grove, a gathering space for Trans and LGBTQ community, and the greater community of the Grove and St. Louis. The proposed Bill will have a positive impact on the community, as it will help beautify the neighborhood and surround areas.
71110 The Soccer Stadium Redevelopment Area and Plan LCRA Law
Overall Purpose/Reasons for the Board Bill The Soccer Stadium Redevelopment Area consists of approximately 34.7 acres, including rights-of-way, and is generally comprised of I-64 exit and entrance ramps and associated rights-of-way, Aloe Plaza West park, surface parking, and vacant and occupied commercial buildings. The Soccer Stadium Redevelopment Plan contemplates that the Redevelopment Area will be redeveloped for use as a stadium and associated team facilities, but Aloe Plaza West will remain a public park owned by the City. The Redevelopment Plan contemplates 25 years of real property tax abatement on the value of improvements constructed within the Redevelopment Area, as well as certain other incentives. To implement those incentives, the Redevelopment Plan and the Redevelopment Area must qualify under both the LCRA Law (Chapter 99) and the Urban Redevelopment Corporation Law (Chapter 353). What the Board Bill Will Do Approves the Redevelopment Plan under the LCRA Law. Key points: • Declares the Redevelopment Area as “blighted” under the LCRA Law. • Approves condemnation for property located at 2008-2012 Olive Street. • Requires Redeveloper to comply with all City requirements relating to non-discrimination and MBE and WBE utilization. • A companion Board Bill (Board Bill Number 215) approves declares the Redevelopment Area to be blighted under Chapter 353 and approves a Master Redevelopment Agreement and other documents in connection with the project. The Main Components of the Board Bill The Project • Approximately 22,500-seat professional soccer stadium. • Team offices. • Practice fields. • Parking facilities. • Renovated Aloe Plaza West (which will remain a City-owned public park). • Various street, sidewalk and utility improvements. Available Incentives • 25-year real property tax abatement on the assessed value of the stadium (the Redeveloper will pay real property taxes on the value of the underlying land during this period). • Sales tax exemption on the purchase of construction materials used to complete the stadium and related team facilities. • Creation of a community improvement district and transportation development district (each imposing a 1% sales tax) to assist in funding public infrastructure components of the project. • If the port district is extended to include the project site (which would require passage of a separate board bill), the potential creation of a port improvement district (that would impose a 1% sales tax) to assist in funding public infrastructure components of the project. • Abatement of amusement tax (which is already applicable for this type of project pursuant to Chapter 8.08 of the City Code). Redeveloper Responsibilities and Obligations • Acquire the property and construct the project. • Comply with generally applicable MBE/WBE, competitive bidding, prevailing wage, First Source employment and living wage requirements. • Keep the stadium and related facilities in good repair. • Cooperate with the LCRA to identify potential locations for off-site parking that would be beneficial to both fans attending soccer matches and businesses in the downtown west area. • If the team relocates within 10 years, pay to the City the sum of $15 million reduced by $1.5 million for each year or portion thereof that the team operates within the City. City/LCRA Responsibilities and Obligations • Facilitate the incentives described above. • Cooperate with the Redeveloper to acquire the necessary property. • Cooperate with the Redeveloper to identify and obtain other funding sources, such as assistance from the State of Missouri. • Cooperate with the Redeveloper with respect to signage, security, marketing, traffic management, street maintenance, sidewalk utilization, construction staging, etc. in generally the same manner as the City cooperates with the Cardinals and the Blues. The Impact of the Board Bill to the Community The Board Bill will incentivize the Redeveloper to invest more than $500 million in the City to attract an expansion Major League Soccer franchise and construct a professional soccer stadium and related team facilities.
71109 Authorizes the Master Redevelopment Agreement for the Soccer Stadium Redevelopment Area
Overall Purpose/Reasons for the Board Bill The Soccer Stadium Redevelopment Area consists of approximately 34.7 acres, including rights-of-way, and is generally comprised of I-64 exit and entrance ramps and associated rights-of-way, Aloe Plaza West park, surface parking, and vacant and occupied commercial buildings. The Soccer Stadium Redevelopment Plan contemplates that the Redevelopment Area will be redeveloped for use as a stadium and associated team facilities, but Aloe Plaza West will remain a public park owned by the City. The Redevelopment Plan contemplates 25 years of real property tax abatement on the value of improvements constructed within the Redevelopment Area, as well as certain other incentives. To implement those incentives, the Redevelopment Plan and the Redevelopment Area must qualify under both the LCRA Law (Chapter 99) and the Urban Redevelopment Corporation Law (Chapter 353). What the Board Bill Will Do Approves the Redevelopment Plan under Chapter 353 and authorizes the Master Redevelopment Agreement. Key points: • Declares the Redevelopment Area as “blighted” under Chapter 353. • Approves condemnation for property located at 2008-2012 Olive Street. • Requires Redeveloper to comply with all City requirements relating to non-discrimination and MBE and WBE utilization. • Approves Master Redevelopment Agreement (described below) and related documents: o Cooperation Agreement regarding improvements to Aloe Plaza West o Cooperation and Transportation Project Agreement regarding proposed CID and TDD o Encroachment Agreement regarding reconstruction of Market Street • A companion Board Bill (Board Bill Number 216) will declare the Redevelopment Area as “blighted” and approve the Redevelopment Plan under the LCRA Law The Main Components of the Board Bill The Project • Approximately 22,500-seat professional soccer stadium. • Team offices. • Practice fields. • Parking facilities. • Renovated Aloe Plaza West (which will remain a City-owned public park). • Various street, sidewalk and utility improvements. Available Incentives • 25-year real property tax abatement on the assessed value of the stadium (the Redeveloper will pay real property taxes on the value of the underlying land during this period). • Sales tax exemption on the purchase of construction materials used to complete the stadium and related team facilities. • Creation of a community improvement district and transportation development district (each imposing a 1% sales tax) to assist in funding public infrastructure components of the project. • If the port district is extended to include the project site (which would require passage of a separate board bill), the potential creation of a port improvement district (that would impose a 1% sales tax) to assist in funding public infrastructure components of the project. • Abatement of amusement tax (which is already applicable for this type of project pursuant to Chapter 8.08 of the City Code). Redeveloper Responsibilities and Obligations • Acquire the property and construct the project. • Comply with generally applicable MBE/WBE, competitive bidding, prevailing wage, First Source employment and living wage requirements. • Keep the stadium and related facilities in good repair. • Cooperate with the LCRA to identify potential locations for off-site parking that would be beneficial to both fans attending soccer matches and businesses in the downtown west area. • If the team relocates within 10 years, pay to the City the sum of $15 million reduced by $1.5 million for each year or portion thereof that the team operates within the City. City/LCRA Responsibilities and Obligations • Facilitate the incentives described above. • Cooperate with the Redeveloper to acquire the necessary property. • Cooperate with the Redeveloper to identify and obtain other funding sources, such as assistance from the State of Missouri. • Cooperate with the Redeveloper with respect to signage, security, marketing, traffic management, street maintenance, sidewalk utilization, construction staging, etc. in generally the same manner as the City cooperates with the Cardinals and the Blues. The Impact of the Board Bill to the Community The Board Bills will incentivize the Redeveloper to invest more than $500 million in the City to attract an expansion Major League Soccer franchise and construct a professional soccer stadium and related team facilities.
71107 Three Way Stop at Mardel Avenue and Macklind Avenue
The proposed Board Bill establishes a three-way stop site at the intersection of Mardel Avenue and Macklind Avenue regulating all traffic travelling eastbound on Mardel Avenue at Macklind Avenue and regulating all traffic travelling northound and southbound on Macklind Avenue at Mardel Avenue, and containing an emergency clause.
71105 Four Way Stop at Oleatha Avenue and January Avenue
The proposed bill would establish a four-way stop site at the intersection of Oleatha Avenue and January Avenue regulating all traffic traveling northbound and southbound on January Avenue at Oleatha Avenue and regulating all traffic traveling eastbound and westbound on Oleatha Avenue at January Avenue.
71104 Prohibiting the Carrying of Concealed Firearms by Persons Subject to a Restraining Order
The bill would prohibit the carrying of a concealed firearm by persons who are subject to a restraining order or who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence when the firearm such person is in receipt has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce as prohibited by Title 18, Section 922g (8) and (9) of the United States Code.
71096 Grant Agreement US Deapartment of Homeland Secutity
An ordinance authorizing and directing the Fire Commissioner, on behalf of the Mayor and the City of Saint Louis, to enter into and execute a Grant Agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, through the Missouri Department of Homeland Security, for the purpose of funding to support the Cybersecurity Coordinator position at the St. Louis Fusion Center, upon approval of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment, and to expend funds by entering into contracts or otherwise for grant purposes and containing an emergency clause.
71094 Prevailing Wages
An ordinance repealing Ordinance 69427 approved February 21, 2013, and pertaining to City public works contracts, Tax Increment Finance projects and St. Louis Bonded Projects, and workforce diversity, and establishing apprenticeship training, construction workforce development, and a Community Jobs Board, and in lieu thereof establishing a new ordinance pertaining to the same; and containing a severability clause and effective date.
71072 Unlawful Possession of a Handgun by a Minor
The purpose of this bill is to create the municipal ordinance violation of Unlawful Possession of a Handgun by a Minor under the age of eighteen (18) years. While the State of Missouri preempts most of the field of gun regulation, this bill seeks to take advantage of the federal law prohibiting, except in certain exempted circumstances, a juvenile from possessing a handgun, and to create a regulation to enforce this prohibition that is consistent with regulation allowed by state statute. This bill includes a Penalty provision for violation which is not to exceed $500.00 in fines, and/or 30 days incarceration. This bill is an exercise of the police power of the City of St. Louis with the goal of improving safety for all, creating a new tool to use against gun violence, and averting future problems by addressing gun possession by minors. This bill should have a positive impact on the community.

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