Ordinances by Daniela Velazquez
Ordinances introduced, authored, and co-authored by this alderman
This bill requires a permit to operate a Short-Term Rental in the City of St. Louis, requires designation of a Short-Term Rental Agent to respond to concerns regarding the operation of a Short-Term Rental, prescribes an application process and process for the appeal of the denial of a Short-Term Rental permit, as well as process for the revocation of any such permit.
Grant Agreement with the Missouri Secretary of State
The bill authorizes the City Register to enter into a grant agreement with the Missouri Secretary of State to image various ordinance books for preservation. The grant award is for $9,860 and would allow the City Register to image ordinance books number 1 through number 40.
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.
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.
Memorandum of Agreement (“MOA”) between Southwest Airlines Co. (“Southwest”) and the City of St. Louis, Missouri
This Board Bill authorizes and directs the Director of Airports, President of the Board of Public Service, and the Comptroller of The City of St. Louis to enter into and execute on behalf of the City the “Memorandum of Agreement (“MOA”) between Southwest Airlines Co. (“Southwest”) and the City of St. Louis, Missouri.” Under the terms of this MOA, the City will finance, contract for, administer, and manage the expansion and renovation of the Terminal 2 Inbound and Outbound Baggage Handling System and Facilities (the “Project”), and Southwest will reimburse the City for the full cost of the Project, as well as the cost associated with financing the Project, via an additional monthly assessment. This Board Bill contains a severability clause, and 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.
Homeland Security Grant for the St. Louis Fire Department
This Board Bill is recommended by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment authorizing the Fire Commissioner, on behalf of the City of St. Louis, to enter into the 2021 Assistance- to Firefighters Grant agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. It authorizes the Fire Commissioner to accept the grant funds; appropriating said funds and a required City match for said funds; and authorizing the Fire Commissioner to expend the appropriated funds by entering into contracts or otherwise for grant purposes. It also contains an emergency clause.
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