Aldermanic Committees

Aldermanic committees serve an important role in reviewing proposed legislation.

All Aldermanic Committees

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  • Convention and Tourism

    Considers all matters pertaining to the Kiel Auditorium, A.J. Cervantes Convention Center, Regional Cultural and Performing Arts Development Commission, the Convention and Tourism Fund, St. Louis Regional Convention and Visitors Commission, the Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority and other related matters.

    Feb 01, 2023 Meeting: Board Bills: 130 ; Resolutions: none
  • Coronavirus Special

    The Board of Aldermen authorizes the creation of a special committee for the purpose of addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to the City of St. Louis. The committee will look into and address issues that are specific to workers, businesses, public health, education, the economy, tourism, and the overall well-being of the residents in the City that are impacted by COVID-19. The committee will work to identify strategies to stabilize the City’s economy; to find ways to ensure the continued livelihood of workers; to protect the investments of business owners and entrepreneurs; to reduce unnecessary laws and regulations that might be a barrier to the rapid recovery of the local economy; to analyze potential policies concerning coordination of state and federal stimulus and other relief; to recommend other actions or policies that could improve and strengthen the City.

  • Education and Youth Matters

    The Education and Youth Matters Committee will consider matters pertaining to education and youth development. This includes youth and adult education and youth development matters in both the public and private sectors.

  • Engrossment, Rules, Resolutions and Credentials

    Sees that all bills are properly engrossed. They also examine all enrolled bills correcting any errors and report the same with the words, "truly enrolled", endorsed. Their duties also include the examination of certificates of election by newly elected Aldermen. Along with considering qualifications of Aldermen, they are responsible for an annual review of the Rules of the Board of Aldermen. This committee is responsible for the enforcement of the Rules adopted by the Board.

  • Health and Human Services

    Considers all matters pertaining to the Department of Health and Hospitals and the Department of Welfare. This committee also handles matters pertaining to the Office on Aging.

  • Housing, Urban Development and Zoning

    Considers all matters pertaining to housing, urban development and zoning, including the Community Development Agency and Commission, the St. Louis Development Corporation and the appropriation and disbursement of all federal monies administered by said agencies.

    Feb 02, 2023 Meeting: Board Bills: 64, 120 ; Resolutions: none
  • Intergovernmental Affairs

    The committee is authorized to establish and maintain relationships with all federal, state and local governmental agencies and to evaluate and monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of all programs initiated through the Board of Aldermen or other legislative concerns.

    Feb 01, 2023 Meeting: Board Bills: none; Resolutions: 168
  • Legislation

    The committee considers and reports upon existing and proposed laws and recommends changes when indicated. It examines matters relating to elections, registrations and revisions of ordinances and reports on all bills and measures remaining from the last session and requiring further consideration. The committee also examines matters of personnel, civil service, the Law Department, Complaint Board, City Courts, Register and duties of the City Marshall and suggests improvements. It considers the amount and sufficiency of city bonds and license taxes.

    Feb 02, 2023 Meeting: Board Bills: 162 ; Resolutions: none
  • Long Term Healthcare (Special Committee)

    Investigates the state of the long-term care field, its nonprofit and for-profit providers, its regulators, its recipients and their demographics, rates of pay, staffing pipeline, systemic problems, and possible solutions. Additionally, the special committee provides an interim report to the Board of Aldermen's Health and Human Services Committee three (3) months from its first convening. This report describes policy solutions for the City of St. Louis and healthcare employers. Makes recommendations regarding safe staffing, equitable pay, advocacy for worker safety, and worker safety training.

    Feb 06, 2023 Meeting: Board Bills: none; Resolutions: none
  • Neighborhood Development

    The committee considers blighting and redevelopment plan bills that pertain only to vacant, scattered site residential or proposed blighted area where no relocation will be necessary to complete the proposed redevelopment.

  • Parks and Environment

    The committee considers all issues pertaining to parks, recreation and forestry, as well as, all matters concerning environmental or ecological concerns within the City, including the abatement of air, noise and water pollution and problems affecting the preservation of open space.

  • Personnel and Administration

    The committee considers all matters pertaining to the employees of the Board, the various offices of the Board, the Aldermanic budget, all Aldermanic expenses and disbursements and all other related matters, consistent with these Rules. They establish operating policies for the office staff, to be executed and supervised by the Clerk.

    Feb 02, 2023 Meeting: Board Bills: none; Resolutions: none
  • Public Employees

    The committee hears matters pertaining to City employment, its terms, conditions, and bargaining representatives, if any, as well as the rules, regulations and operations of the Civil Service Commission.

  • Public Safety

    The committee 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.

    Feb 08, 2023 Meeting: Board Bills: none; Resolutions: 166
  • Public Utilities

    The committee hears bills pertaining to the maintenance, equipment, operation, service and assessment of rates and charges of public utilities, whether City owned or franchised.

  • Special Committee on the Transition to 14 Wards

    The special committee makes recommendations upon all aspects of the administrative transition from 28 wards to 14 wards, including the review of personnel structures, staff compensation, and departmental procedures; standing committee functions, the allocation of responsibilities, and aldermanic appointments to consolidate committee responsibilities and members; ward capital allocation, current account balances and projects, and appropriate funds for future distribution to 14 wards; already established municipal ordinances, policy, and documents, including past legislation and the Rules of the Board of Aldermen, and revise to reflect 14 wards and alderpersons.

    Feb 02, 2023 Meeting: Board Bills: none; Resolutions: none
  • Streets, Traffic and Refuse

    Considers all matters pertaining to streets, alleys, sidewalk, traffic and signage, parking and refuse.

    Feb 08, 2023 Meeting: Board Bills: none; Resolutions: none
  • Transportation and Commerce

    All matters pertaining to the transportation and commerce industries, including airports, railroads, wharves, ports, bridges, inter-city/state trucking, state and federal highways, public and mass transit.

  • Ways and Means

    Ways and Means review bills related to questions of finance, assessments, budget, public debt, appropriations and other bills not properly referable to other committees, except monies administered by the Community Development Agency or the St. Louis Development Corporation.

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.

Meeting Videos

Board of Aldermen: Committee Meetings

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