Ordinances by Alderman Anne Schweitzer
Ordinances introduced, authored, and co-authored by this alderman
Benjamin Polson Way
The proposed bill authorizes the honorary street name Benjamin Polson Way pursuant to Ordinance 68937. Benjamin Polson Way will begin at the intersection of Shawmut Place and Ridge Avenue and run north on Shawmut Place to the intersection of Shawmut Place and North Wells Avenue.
Allocating Certain Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act for the Reproductive Equity Fund
An Ordinance recommended by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment appropriating a portion of funds received under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Pub. L. No. 117-2, § 9901 (March 4, 2021) (ARPA) to the St. Louis Department of Health for a new Reproductive Equity Fund and COVID-19 testing, treatment, and vaccination, authorizing contracts to expend the funds, to the extent received; containing a severability clause; and containing an emergency clause.
Ollie Stewart Way
The proposed bill authorizes the honorary street name Ollie Stewart Way pursuant to Ordinance 68937. The honorary street shall begin at the intersection of Park Avenue and Cardinal Avenue and run east on Park Avenue to the intersection of Park Avenue and Montrose Avenue.
Speed humps 4000 block of Eichelberger
Pursuant to Ordinance Number 70333 as amended by Ordinance Number 71394, an ordinance directing the Director of Streets to install speed humps to calm the flow of traffic on the: 4000 block of Eichelberger Street.
City Youth Council
This Board Bill will establish the “City Youth Council” in order to better serve the needs of the children and young people of St. Louis.
Holly Hills Special Business District
The proposed bill would establish the Holly Hills Special Business District pursuant to Sections 71.790 through 71.808 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, and setting its boundaries, tax rate, initial rate of levy of sixty-five cents per $100.00 of assessed value for the tax years 2022 to 2031subject to the approval of the qualified voters within the proposed district, and uses to which tax revenue may be put.
The proposed bill will make it unlawful for an individual to operate an “all-terrain vehicle”, as defined in the bill, on any public right-way or public property in the City.
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.
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.
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.
Department of Human Services (“DHS”) Grant
The purpose of this bill is to authorize the City of St. Louis, by and through the Department of Human Services (“DHS”), to accept a grant award from Washington University, Health Communication Research Laboratory, in the amount of $30,000.00 to cover expenses incurred in the Calling Older adult/disabled Participants to Ensure access to vaccines (COPE) program. DHS, through its St. Louis Area Agency on Aging (SLAAA) division, currently provides Home Delivered Meals to over 2,000 clients. Through COPE, each client will be called to ask about the services they receive, ask if they have been vaccinated, and if not, they will be asked if they would like to be added to the homebound vaccination program. COPE will assist recipients of the Home Delivered Meals with access to vaccines through the homebound vaccination program, providing transportation to vaccine clinics, or following-up with clients regarding vaccine questions. COPE will assist Washington University to fulfill agreements with the National Institutes of Health in getting people connected with the vaccine.
Possession of Marijuana and Paraphernalia
The proposed bill would repeal Ordinance Numbers 66419, 68404 and 69429, which pertain to the possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. The bill would also update local enforcement priorities, and probable cause and reasonable suspicion standards, and disciplinary standards to harmonize City policy with Article XIV of the Missouri State Constitution.
Two-Way Stop at the intersection of Bates Street and Leona Street
An Ordinance establishing a two-way stop site at the intersection of Bates Street and Leona Street regulating all traffic traveling west bound and east bound on Bates Street at the intersection of Bates Street and Leona Street.
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.
STL CARES (Community Assessment and Referral for Enduring Stability) Program
This Board Bill authorizes the City of St. Louis Department of Health (DOH) to accept a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)(CFDA Number: 93.243)(Award No. 1H79SM080544-01), known as the Law Enforcement and Behavioral Health Partnership: STL CARES (Community Assessment and Referral for Enduring Stability) project grant in the total amount of One Million Six Hundred Forty Eight Thousand Six Hundred Twenty Seven Dollars ($1,648,627) over five years, to enable early diversion of individuals with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and Co-Occurring Disorders (COD) from potential arrest using targeted outreach and behavioral health co-response, coupled with law enforcement personnel training in mental health and trauma-informed response and other grant purposes; authorizing the expenditure of grant funds by entering into contracts or otherwise for the grant purposes.
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