Ordinances by Alderman Bret Narayan

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

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Ordinance #: Title
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.
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.
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.
71132 Building Energy Performance Standard (BEPS)
A. The overall purpose and/or reasons for the bill. The purpose of the Building Energy Performance Standard (BEPS) bill is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, drive energy efficiency improvements in its buildings, and boost its economic growth and job creation within the City of St Louis. This bill builds upon the Energy Awareness Ordinance passed in 2017, which requires buildings that are 50,000 square feet and above to report energy and water data annually to the City. The BEPS aligns with the City’s climate goals and its Pathways to 100% Clean Energy report which recommends a BEPS. Pursuing this policy also aligns with the City’s goals in making significant carbon reductions and providing leadership to other cities throughout the American Cities Climate Challenge. B. What the bill will do. St. Louis’ BEPS will require large commercial, multi-family, institutional, and municipal buildings (50,000 sq. ft. and above) to reduce energy use in order to meet an energy performance standard by May 2025, which will be reviewed and updated every four years. Performance standards will be set by the Building Energy Improvement Board and measured in the amount of energy used per square foot at the building (site energy use intensity or EUI) and based on building type. Building owners will be required to comply with standards using a free, online ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. This bill will include the creation of a new Office of Building Performance to oversee the implementation, compliance and enforcement of the existing Building Energy Awareness ordinance (#70474), BEPS, and any future ordinances related to building energy improvement and performance. C. The main components of the bill and significant provisions. The bill creates a Building Energy Improvement Board with representation from the building industry, utilities, and building owners. The board’s role is three-fold: to oversee a rulemaking process that sets and updates performance standards; to advise, to oversee implementation of the ordinance; and to administer a process for creating alternative compliance methods for buildings unable to meet the required standards. D. The impact the bill will have to the community Passage of this bill will have a positive impact on both economic growth and environmental impact. The Building Division – working with the Board, local utilities, and other partners – will provide as many resources as possible to assist building owners with compliance, including educational opportunities, continued one-on-one assistance with benchmarking, and financial and other resources.
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.
71111 Prohibiting Commercial Vehicles from Traveling Down Portions of Park Avenue
The proposed bill will prohibit commercial vehicles in the bill vehicles, from travelling along West Park Avenue from the eastern boundary of Hampton Avenue to the eastern boundary of Hugh’s Place. The definition of commercial vehicle excludes: pickup trucks, emergency vehicles, including privately owned tow trucks when providing emergency service to non-commercial vehicles, vehicles making deliveries to nearby addresses, and vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of ten-thousand (10,000) pounds or greater.
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.
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.
71082 Redevelopment Plan for 7202-7220 Arsenal
An ordinance approving a blighting study and Redevelopment Plan for the 7202-7220 Arsenal St. Redevelopment Area
71064 Prohibiting Conversion Therapy
An ordinance prohibiting medical and mental healthcare providers from providing conversion therapy, also known as reparative therapy, ex-gay therapy, or sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts to a minor, regardless of whether the provider receives compensation in exchange for such services, and providing penalties for the violation of said prohibition; and authorizing the Director of the Health Department to receive, investigate, and refer to the City 6 BB Counselor for prosecution in municipal court complaints of alleged violations of the provisions of this ordinance, and containing an emergency clause.
71063 2018 International Energy Conservation Code
An Ordinance to amend the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code; and containing a severability clause, savings clause, and an effective date.
71058 Zoning of Property CB 4625
An Ordinance recommended by the Planning Commission on October 8, 2019, to change the zoning of property as indicated on the District Map, from “A” Single-Family Dwelling District to the “C” Multiple-Family Dwelling District, in City Block 4625.04 (6845, 6847 & 6849 Bruno and 2156-58 & 2190 Forest), so as to include the described parcel of land in City Block 4625.04; and containing an emergency clause.
71026 Cure Violence
An ordinance recommended by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment, making a supplemental appropriation to the Annual Budget Ordinance 70963 for Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020 amounting to the sum of Eight Million Dollars ($8,000,000) for the purpose of providing funding for the violence prevention alternative program, “Cure Violence,” and containing an Emergency Clause.

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