Ordinances by Alisha Sonnier
Ordinances introduced, authored, and co-authored by this alderman
Grant for the Nightwatch Program
This Board Bill is recommended by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment, authorizing the Department of Public Safety to accept 2023 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant award of up to $456,683.00 from the U.S. Department of Justice for the purposes of providing funding assistance with the Nightwatch Program, Problem Properties Program, and St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Analysts Program, appropriating such funds to the Department of Public Safety, authorizing the expenditure of such funds, to the extent received, and containing an emergency clause.
Grant Agreement with the United States Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing
This Board Bill proposes an ordinance authorizing the Police Commissioner, on behalf of the City of Saint Louis, to enter into and execute a Grant Agreement with the United States Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing to fund the purchase of equipment and software for the 911 Call Center upgrade upon approval of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment, and to expend funds by entering into contracts, or otherwise, in a manner that is consistent with the provisions of said Grant Agreement; containing a severability clause and an emergency clause.
Redevelopment Plan for the 3101-3115 South Jefferson Ave. and 2614-2624 Arsenal St. Redevelopment Area
This Board Bill seeks to approve a Chapter 99 Redevelopment Plan and Blighting Study for the 3101-3115 South Jefferson Ave. & 2614-2624 Arsenal St. Redevelopment Area. The project consists of vacant lots in the Benton Park West neighborhood. The prospective redeveloper plans constructing a multi-story building with 49 senior citizen residential units, at the cost of $14.5 million. The redeveloper plans to utilize LIHTC and private funds for this project. Staff supports up to fifteen (15) years of tax abatement as follows: ten (10) years of tax abatement based on 90% of the assessed value of incremental improvements followed by five (5) years of tax abatement based on 50% of the assessed value of incremental improvements.
Retention of Employees Performing Janitorial and Security Services
This Board Bill would establish requirements pertaining to the retention of employees performing janitorial and security services under contracts for such services with the City and/or City Agency. It provides for certain exemptions, setting forth consequences for violations, establishing requirements in the event the City and/or City Agency outsources janitorial and security services being performed by employees of the City and/or City Agency and establishes policies in the event the City and/or City Agency determines to have its employees perform janitorial and security services. It contains a severability clause and effective date clause.
Speed Humps Various Locations in the Seveneth Ward
This ordinance is pursuant to Ordinance Number 70333 as amended by Ordinance Number 71394, directing the Director of Streets to install speed humps to calm the flow of traffic on various blocks in the Seventh Ward.
Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Funds
A Board Bill recommended by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment, authorizing the City of St. Louis, through its Community Development Administration (“CDA”), to enter into and execute an agreement to accept the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) funds awarded pursuant to the FY 2023 Brownfields grant competition in the amount of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000); appropriating the grant funds; authorizing and directing the Director of the CDA to contract as necessary to expend appropriated funds; directing the Comptroller to issue warrants thereon upon the City Treasury; and containing an emergency clause.
Property Tax Credit to Freeze Property Tax Rates for Eligible Seniors
An Ordinance pertaining to the creation and administration of a property tax credit to freeze property tax rates for eligible senior taxpayers residing in the City of St. Louis.
Grant for Youth Internships for the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment
The proposed bill pertains to the award of a grant from the State of Missouri. The bill approves the acceptance of the State of Missouri’s grant of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) for a year-around paid jobs, internships and job training for youth residing in the City of St. Louis. The bill appropriates the funds and authorizes the Director of the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment to make, negotiate, and execute any and all contracts or other documents on behalf of the City, which are necessary to expend such funds and to expend such funds for the purposes allowed by the State of Missouri. The bill also contains an emergency clause as it relates to the funding of a program.
Amending Ordinance Number 71430 and Ordinance Number 71647 related to the Civilian Oversight and Detention Facilities Oversight Boards
The proposed bill amends Ordinance Number 71430 and Ordinance Number 71647 to amend the definition of Complaint, to require the acceptance of anonymous complaints, requiring member orientation and member training for the COB and DFOB, allowance of Independent legal counsel with certain provisions and to be procured from the budget of the Division of Civilian Oversight, and requiring specific entities to appear before the COB or DFOB only when their presence could potentially interfere with criminal or civil proceedings; and containing an emergency clause.
Amending Ordinance Number 70794 2018 International Building Code
The proposed bill amends Section Two of Ordinance Number 70794, adopting 2018 International Building Code with amendments, by the addition of a new subsection, subsection 119.3.3, to authorize the Building Commissioner to take steps to secure vacant buildings or structures of five-hundred thousand (500,000) or more square feet which pose significant, extensive concerns to the health, safety, and wellbeing of the public, to prevent their entry and occupancy including but not limited to the use of steel barriers or plates and engaging the services of a security services provider, with the cost of any such measures being paid for by the owner of the building or structure.
New City Revised Code Chapter 26.76 and Amending Revised Cods 26.08
This bill enacts a new Chapter 26.76 of the Revised Code of the City of St. Louis on the subject of Short-Term Rental, with definitions and establishing Short Term Rental as a permitted use in all zones in the City of St. Louis. This bill also amends 26.08 of the Revised Code by adding a cross-reference in the definition section for Short Term Rental related uses. This bill will not become effective unless and until the City, by and through its Board of Aldermen, passes legislation that provides for a permit process and regulation of Short-Term Rentals,
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.
Chapter 99 Redevelopment Plan for the 3417 Louisiana Ave. Redevelopment Area
This Board Bill seeks to approve a Chapter 99 Redevelopment Plan and Blighting Study for the 3417 Louisiana Ave. Redevelopment Area. The project consists of the renovation of a single-family home in the Benton Park West neighborhood. The prospective redeveloper acquired the property from LRA and plans on renovating the home consisting of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms at the cost of $397,775. The redeveloper plans to utilize private funds for this project and financing from Community Development Administration (CDA). The asking price for this property will be approximately $195,000. Based on the Recommended Abatement Map approved October 26, 2018 by Board of Aldermen Resolution 104, a 10-year tax abatement based on 75 percent of the assessed value of the incremental Improvements is recommended.
Contract agreement with the Missouri Association of Area Agencies
The purpose of this bill is to authorize the City of St. Louis, by and through the Division of Human Services (“DHS”), on behalf of the City of St. Louis, for the St. Louis Area Agency on Aging to enter into a contract agreement with the Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging (ma4), to help older adults and community members access vaccines. Attached is Exhibit A, the ADVC Subaward and Scope of Work.
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.
Conditionally Vacate an Alley in City Block 1564 as bounded by Cherokee, Jefferson, Potomac and Texas
The overall purpose for this bill is to conditionally vacate the following alley. The northern 147.695 feet of the 20 foot wide north/south alley in City Block 1564 as bounded by Cherokee, Jefferson, Potomac and Texas. The Petitioner is 2626 Cherokee LLC and Cherokee Anchors, LLC. The vacated area will be used to consolidate property.
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.
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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