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