Ordinances by Alderman John Collins-Muhammad

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

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Ordinance #: Title
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.
71491 Reparations Fund
This Board Bill pertains to the creation of two funds to assist in the City’s efforts to support African Americans who have been victims of the effects of slavery. It authorizes the Comptroller to establish "The Reparations Fund" to help provide needed support and financial assistance to the spouses and children of all African American local residents as of the effective date of this ordinance, and establish "The Midwest Land Development fund" to help provide additional dollars for economic development at approved local city blocks. It contains and Severability 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.
71476 Chapter 99 Redevelopment Plan for the West Florissant Ave./Desoto Ave./ East Warne Ave. Redevelopment Area
This Board Bill seeks to approve a Chapter 99 Redevelopment Plan for the West Florissant Ave./Desoto Ave./ East Warne Ave. Redevelopment Area which was blighted effective November 18, 2021 by Ordinance Number 71417. This large redevelopment area consists of a great variety of properties. The purpose of the plan is to encourage many rehabilitation and new construction projects. This Board Bill will allow up to 25-year tax abatement.
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.
71446 YouthBuild Grant
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.
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.
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.
71417 Study for the West Florissant Ave./Desoto Ave./ East Warne Ave. Redevelopment Area
This Board Bill seeks to approve a Blighting Study for the West Florissant Ave./Desoto Ave./ East Warne Ave. Redevelopment Area. This large area consists of a great variety of properties.
71404 Honorary Naming of Wm. Lacy Clay Blvd
The proposed bill authorizes the honorary street name Wm. Lacy Clay Blvd. pursuant to Ordinance 68937. Wm. Lacy Clay Blvd. will begin at the intersection of Natural Bridge Avenue and Fair Avenue and run west on Natural Bridge Avenue to the intersection of Natural Bridge Avenue and North Newstead Avenue.
71403 Honorary Naming of Captain David Dorn Avenue
The proposed bill authorizes the honorary street name Captain David Dorn pursuant to Ordinance 68937. Captain David Dorn Avenue will begin at the intersection of Sarah Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and run north on Dr. Martin Luther King Drive to the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and Whittier Street.
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.
71396 MSD Vacation of Essex Place for a Storm Water Detention Basin
The overall purpose for this bill is to conditionally vacate the following public street. Essex Place from Marcus Avenue eastwardly approximately 367 feet. The Petitioner is Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District. The vacated area will be used to consolidate property for a storm water detention basin.
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.
71393 American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Pub. L. No. 117-2, § 9901 (March 11, 2021
The United States government recently has enacted legislation appropriating additional funding for City activities and expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this Ordinance, the Board of Aldermen authorizes the Mayor or his or her designees to apply for and accept funds received from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Pub. L. No. 117-2, § 9901 (March 11, 2021), directs the Comptroller to establish a new account for the receipt of funds (solely to the extent received), appropriates the funds (solely to the extent received); containing a severability clause; and containing an emergency clause. Appropriation of this funding will greatly benefit the public by providing additional resources for addressing housing instability and public health and welfare.
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.
71366 Policy for Disclosing and Reporting Conflicts of Interests
The proposed bill repeals Ordinance 71025, which establishes the City’s policy for disclosing and reporting conflicts of interests and substantial personal interests by elected officials and certain City officers, and reestablishes and reaffirms said policy. Sections 105.483(11) and 105.485, 4 Revised Statutes of Missouri require that elected officials and certain officers file a personal financial interest statement. Section 105.485, 4 Revised Statutes of Missouri requires political subdivisions, such as the City, to establish a policy for disclosing potential conflicts of interest and substantial interests by ordinance on a biennial basis.
71319 Chapter 99 Redevelopment Plan for the 4100-4122 West Florissant Ave. & 4569 Alice Ave
This Board Bill seeks to approve a Chapter 99 Redevelopment Plan and Blighting Study for the 4100-4122 West Florissant Ave. & 4569 Alice Ave. Redevelopment Area. This Board Bill will allow a 15-year tax abatement (10 @95% followed by 5@50%). Renovation of a mixed-use building will occur.
71314 Redevelopment Plan for the Penrose/ North Grand/ Kossuth/ Fair Redevelopment Area
This Board Bill would to approve a Chapter 99 Redevelopment Plan and Blighting Study for the Penrose/ North Grand/ Kossuth/ Fair Redevelopment Area. This authorizes up to a twenty-five (25) year tax abatement for the Area.
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.
71294 Honorary Street Naming Dorothy Jackson Johnson Way
The Board Bill authorizes the honorary street name, Dorothy Jackson Johnson Way on Alice Avenue between Carter Avenue and West Florissant Avenue.
71280 First Amendment to Redevelopment Agreement (the “First Amendment”) between the City and Alterra Jefferson Arms, LLC (the “Developer”), originally authorized by Ordinance No. 70501
The purpose of the bills is to authorize the execution of a First Amendment to Redevelopment Agreement between the City and Alterra Jefferson Arms, LLC. The bill will authorize the execution of a First Amendment to Redevelopment Agreement (the “First Amendment”) between the City and Alterra Jefferson Arms, LLC (the “Developer”), originally authorized by Ordinance No. 70501 The bill will authorize the execution of a First Amendment to Redevelopment Agreement (the “First Amendment”) between the City and Alterra Jefferson Arms, LLC (the “Developer”), originally authorized by Ordinance No. 70501.
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.
71257 Establishing the O’Fallon - Penrose Special Business District (SBD)
The proposed bill would establish a special business district pursuant to Sections 71.790 through 71.808 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, to be known as the O’Fallon - Penrose Special Business District. The bill sets the district’s boundaries, tax rate, initial rate of levy subject to the approval of the qualified voters, and uses to which the tax revenue may be put, and creates a board of commissioners for its administration.
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.
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.
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.
71186 Police Use of Force Policies
The overall purpose and/or reasons for the bill is to direct the Commissioner of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department to provide updates to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s Use of Force Policy. The bill will require the Commissioner of Police to update the Use of Force Policy to include: 1. Ban officers from using chokeholds or strangleholds as a use of force method; 2. Require officers to use de-escalation tactics when appropriate and possible in place of use of force tactics; 3. Establish a duty to intervene policy, which would require officers to either stop or attempt to stop another sworn employee when force is being inappropriately applied or is no longer required; and 4. Edit the current use of force reporting policy to include comprehensive reporting and require officers to complete a report if a weapon is drawn and pointed at a civilian(s) regardless if the weapon was discharged or not. The bill will improve the current use of force policy enacted by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, which could lead a better relationship between the police and the communities they serve. As the Ferguson Commission report states, "The regular use of force has led many citizens to view the police as an occupying force in their neighborhoods, damaging community trust and making community safety even more difficult." According to the report, efforts to repair the relationship between police and the communities they serve "must begin through changes in use-of-force policies."
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.
71133 Repealing Section Two Ordinance 70714 Sheriff's Department
This Board Bill amends Ordinance 70714 by repealing Section Two of that ordinance and enacting in lieu thereof a new Section Two pertaining to the same subject matters; and adding Section Three containing an emergency clause.
71125 Fire Arms Regulations
The proposed bill allows persons, business enterprises, and other entities, organizations, and groups who reserve any of the City of St. Louis’ park amenities by permit issued by the City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry to exclude from the permitted area persons carrying firearms, in accordance with 571.107(15) of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri, regardless of whether carried concealed on or about their person and whether they hold a concealed carry permit or endorsement. Additionally, the proposed bill requires that permittees are notified in writing at the time of application that they may, in accordance with 571.107(15) of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri, exclude from the permitted area persons carrying firearms, in accordance with 571.107(15).
71095 Salary History
The proposed bill would prohibit the departments, offices, and other divisions of the City of St. Louis, the Mayor’s office and Board of Aldermen, the offices of the City’s Collector of Revenue, Treasurer, Recorder of Deeds, License Collector, Circuit Attorney, and Sheriff, and the City’s Board of Election Commissioners from asking applicants for employment about their salary history, including wages, benefits, and any other compensation during the hiring process except where applicants are applying for an internal promotion or transfer, make unsolicited disclosures, their salary and compensation is determined by collective bargaining, or they were previously employed by the City of St. Louis, the offices of the City’s Collector of Revenue, Treasurer, Recorder of Deeds, License Collector, Circuit Attorney, Sheriff within the previous five years and they already have such information, or an unprompted disclosure during a background check done to verify other information.
71074 Ban the Box
The proposed bill would prohibit employers in the City from basing job hiring and promotion decisions on an applicant’s criminal history unless the employer can demonstrate its relevance to the job-related decision, and inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history until after it has been determined the applicant is otherwise qualified for the position, unless the applicant is part of a final pool of applicants for the job position and all of the applicants are asked. The forgoing would not apply where the employer is required by law or regulation to exclude applicants with certain criminal convictions.
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.
71045 Twenty-first Ward Liquor Control District
An ordinance prohibiting the issuance of any package or drink liquor licenses for any currently non-licensed premises within the boundaries of the Twenty-First Ward Liquor Control District, as established herein, for a period of five (5) years from the effective date hereof; containing exceptions and allowing, during the moratorium period, for the limited transfer of existing licenses, under certain circumstances, and renewal of existing licenses.
71041 Gun Background Check
An ordinance establishing reporting requirements for dealers selling firearms to report failures of a background check system when a firearm purchase is denied within the limits of the City of St. Louis. In 2018, there were 1,419 aggravated assaults with a firearm in the City of St. Louis. To date, there have been more than 1,700 aggravated assaults with a firearm in the City. The increased use of guns and the flow of illegal guns into the City has negatively impacted the overall safety of the residents. Additionally, the State of Missouri does not require a background check prior to the transfer of a firearm between unlicensed parties. The State also does not require firearms dealers to obtain a state license. In Missouri, all firearm transfers by licensed dealers are processed directly through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. If an applicant fails the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, there are no reporting requirements regarding the failed background check. This ordinance creates reporting requirements for those instances.

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