Public Safety

Aldermanic Committees

Considers all matters pertaining to the Department of Public Safety, the Police Department, corrections, excise laws and regulations, the Fire Department, the Division of Building and Inspections and the City Emergency Management Agency.

Committee Members

Board Bills Referred to Committee

BB9Ordinance requiring reporting on solitary confinement
BB10Liquor Moratorium in Ward 1
BB34Buffer zone for health care facilities
BB48 Excise Commissioner's discretion to revoke liquor license in the 25th Ward
BB53Ordinance to move St. Louis National Night Out
BB66Ordinance regarding use of surveillance technology
BB85Ordinance prohibiting the sale of paraphernalia for cannabis
BB87Ordinance prohibiting illegal evictions
BB88Ordinance prohibiting liquor in 3rd Ward
BB97Transfer of Liquor License
BB119City Works Now
BB124Ordinance repealing ordinance 6900 pertaining to liquor licenses in the Third Ward
BB125Ordinance repealing Ordinance 70573 pertaining to liquor licenses in the 27th Ward
BB128Establishing Detention Facility Advisory Commission
BB134Ordinance pertaining to First Amendment Rights of Protection

Resolutions Referred to Committee

53Public Safety Committee to hold public hearings to review the implementation of the PIER Plan.
86Police overtime
87Assett forfeiture
141Hearing for the purpose ore requiring the acting Police Chief Lawrence O'Toole to come before BOA committee.

About Aldermanic Committees

Aldermanic committees serve an important role in reviewing proposed legislation. 

When a bill is introduced, it is referred by the President of the Board of Aldermen to a committee tasked with reviewing bills that address that topic. Committees hold meetings and hearings at the call of their chairmen and chairwomen. 

Once a bill is "in committee," the bill can be scheduled for a public hearing by that committee, at which testimony in support of or against the bill is heard. The committee will typically hold a vote on whether to recommend that the full Board of Alderman pass the bill. 

Committees may also play a role in government oversight, and they have subpoena power pursuant to the City Charter.

Meetings Videos

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