Ordinances by Anne Schweitzer
Ordinances introduced, authored, and co-authored by this alderman
Ward 01, Ward 13
Speed Humps to Calm the flow of Traffic on Various Blocks of the First Ward
This ordinance pursuant to Ordinance Number 70333 as amended by Ordinance Number 71394, directs the Director of Streets to install speed humps to calm the flow of traffic on various blocks of the first ward.
installation of Speed Humps in the 5600 and 5700 Blocks of Dewey Avenue.
This ordinance pursuant to Ordinance Number 70333 as amended by Ordinance Number 71394, directs the Director of Streets to install speed humps to calm the flow of traffic in the 5600 and 5700 blocks of Dewey Avenue.
Officers of the City of St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department to Identify Themselves
The bill will require officers of the City of St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department to identify themselves as specified therein when requesting that a person consent to a search of their person, property, vehicle or home when the search is not pursuant to a warrant or exception to warrant requirements under applicable law, where the officer has reasonable suspicion or probable cause for the search, and the search is not incident to a lawful arrest. The bill will require that the officer inform such persons of the reasons for the request to consent to a search and that they may refuse to consent to the search or revoke their consent at any time during the search without consequences to them, and to create a record documenting the person’s consent, refusal to consent, or revocation of their consent to the search which shall be publicly available.
Prohibiting Persons from Openly Carrying or Displaying Firearm
The proposed bill will prohibit persons from openly carrying or displaying any firearm readily capable of lethal use within the City unless the person possesses a valid concealed carry endorsement or permit as provided herein on their person or fails to present such endorsement or permit upon demand by a law enforcement officer.
St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners Pay Bill
An ordinance relating to the appointment of and salaries of certain employees of the St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners (the “Election Board”) pursuant to §§ 115.045 and 115.049, Revised Statutes of Missouri (“RSMo.”), by repealing Ordinance Number 71513; allocating certain other employees to a grade with rate; 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 after approval by the Mayor.
Board of Public Service (BPS) Multiple Public Works Projects
This bill authorizes and directs the City of St. Louis to let contracts and provide for design, right-of-way acquisition, and construction for the Tower Grove Connector, Phase 2 (Sarah Street from Vandeventer Avenue to Forest Park Avenue); Lindell/Union Bridge Reconstruction Over Metrolink and Forest Park Parkway; Traffic Management Enhancements, Phase 5 (Delmar Boulevard from DeBaliviere Avenue to Vandeventer Avenue); and Louisiana Calm Streets, Phase 2 (Meramec Street to Holly Hills Avenue).
Program Providing Access to Legal Representation for Tenants Facing Eviction or Equivalent Proceedings
This proposed ordinance would establish a program providing access to legal representation for tenants facing eviction or equivalent proceedings; provide an appropriation for initial costs to begin the program; create the position of program coordinator in the Department of Human Services to implement and oversee the program; require the ongoing assessment of and oversight over the needs and outcomes of the program; provide that organizations providing legal representation under the program should work to provide the best possible outcome for a case; require property owners to provide tenants information regarding the availability of the program when terminating tenancy, and require the program coordinator to produce and make available to property owners materials for this use; and require that the program coordinator will work to engage and educate tenants and others about the program, including a severability clause, and an emergency clause.
Parking Division Annual Budget FY2023-2024
An ordinance making appropriation for payment of the operating expenses, capital expenses, including lease purchase agreements and debt service expenses of the Parking Division of the Treasurer’s Office for fiscal year July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024, in the sum of Nineteen Million, One Hundred Seventy-Four Thousand, Nine Hundred Twenty-Four Dollars ($19,174,924) including Two Million, Three Hundred Sixty-One Thousand, Five Hundred Seventy-Eight Dollars ($2,361,578) for Capital Improvements; containing an emergency clause.
Treasurer’s Office Annual Pay Bill
The Board Bill repeals Ordinance Number 71550 relating to the position classifications and salaries of the Treasurer’s Office employees and enacting in lieu thereof a new ordinance dealing with the same subject matter and containing an emergency clause. The provisions of the sections contained in this ordinance shall be effective June 18, 2023
Parking Division Annual Pay Bill
The Board Bill repeals Ordinance Number 71551 relating to the position classifications and salaries of the Parking Division employees and enacting in lieu thereof a new ordinance dealing with the same subject matter and containing an emergency clause. The provisions of the sections contained in this ordinance shall be effective June 18, 2023
Collector of Revenue Pay Bill
The Board Bill relates to the appointment of and salaries of certain Employees in the Collector of Revenue’s Office pursuant to Section 82.610, Revised Statutes of Missouri, by repealing Ordinances Number 71508; allocating certain other employees to a grade with rate; 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.
The proposed bill pertains to water rates, finding that an increase in certain water rates is necessary for certain purposes. The bill repeals Ordinance Number 68694, and a part of Ordinance Number 63136 presently codified as Sections 23.04.220, 23.06.130, 23.16.020, 23.16.025, 23.16.040, 23.18.070, 23.20.020, 23.20.030, and 23.20.040, Revised Code of The City of St. Louis all having as their subject water rates and charges; and enacts in liew thereof nine new sections.
Bevo Mill Area Special Use District
An Ordinance recommended by the Planning Commission on May 10, 2023, to amend the boundaries of the Bevo Mill Area Special Use District (established by Ordinance 71282) so as to include the remaining portions of parcel 5653-9-220.001; to likewise amend the boundaries of the Bowtie Subarea within the Bevo Mill Area Special Use District; and containing an emergency clause.
Zoning Change 4910-12 Gravois Avenue
An Ordinance recommended by the Planning Commission on May 10, 2023, to change the zoning of property as indicated on the District Map, from the “A” Single-Family Dwelling District, the “F” Neighborhood Commercial District & the “G” Local Commercial and Office District to the “G” Local Commercial and Office District, in City Block 5653 (4910-12 Gravois Avenue), so as to include the described parcel of land in City Block 5653; and containing an emergency clause.
OD2A Grant Award to the St. Louis City Department of Health
This Board Bill, recommended by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment, appropriates up to Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ($400,000.00) of the OD2A grant award to the Department of Health. The Department of Health is hereby authorized to accept such funds. The Director of the Department of Health is hereby authorized to expend such funds, and to make, negotiate, and execute any and all contracts or other documents on behalf of the City, for the purposes set forth in the grant; and contains an emergency clause.
2022 St. Louis Works and the 50/50 Sidewalk Programs
This Board Bills is recommended by the Board of Public Service authorizing the 2022 St. Louis Works and the 50/50 Sidewalk Programs City Wide providing for the construction and reconstruction of gutters, streets, driveways, spot curbs, sidewalks, alleys, traffic controls, beautification, tree planting, resurfacing and related engineering adjustments listed herein, appropriating $9,800,000.00 from the Street Improvement Fund; containing sections for description of the work, approval of plans and specifications, work and material guarantees, estimated costs from City funds and supplemental agreements and reversion authorizations, applicable state and federal wage rate requirements, equal opportunity provisions, the Mayor's Executive Orders, contract advertising statutes, and a public work emergency clause.
Repeal of Chapter 3.06.010 of the Revised Code of the City of St. Louis
The proposed bill will repeal Chapter 3.06.010 of the Revised Code of the City of St. Louis which pertains to the election of members of the Board of Aldermen and their terms of office, and a restatement of and subordinate to the provisions of Article II, Section 3 of the City’s Charter which is governing. Repealing Chapter 3.06.010 will improve the organization of the City’s Code and prevent confusion that may be caused by redundant provisions.
Amending the Lead Poisoning Law
This ordinance amends the Lead Poisoning Control Law for the City of St. Louis by requiring certain building permits issue only following an inspection of lead hazards and certification that hazards will be addressed by qualified contractors and workers. These requirements will ensure hazardous lead conditions are effectively abated by contractors observing high standards for the safety of occupants and tenants, workers, and the surrounding community. Under current law, certain lead abatement projects require prior notice to the state. This Ordinance enacts penalties against lead abatement contractors who fail to comply with notification requirements under Missouri State law, and other notification requirements as set out in this ordinance. Contractors failing to provide initial notice under State law and this City Ordinance will be subject to a stop work order, suspension of City work permits on the instant work site, and a fine. Work may recommence upon payment of fine, compliance with notice requirements and the Building Commissioner’s satisfaction the contractor has complied with other permitting conditions. Lead abatement contractors who persistently fail to provide notification under State and City law shall forfeit their privilege of conducting lead abatement projects in the City of St. Louis. The Building Commissioner and City of St. Louis Lead Inspection and Hazard Control Division shall receive complaints regarding violations of this ordinance and accordingly conduct investigations, including through periodic inspections of lead abatement projects to determine on-site compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, permits, and project notifications submitted to the building Commissioner.
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.
Conditional Vacation of City Block 1881
The overall purpose for this bill is to conditionally vacate the following public alley. The 15 foot wide north/south alley in City Block 1881 as bounded by Aldine, Grand, Cass and Spring. The Petitioner is Veterans Community Project. The vacated area will be used to consolidate property for residential development.
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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