As the 2018-2019 Board of Aldermen session progresses, there have been numerous Board Bills discussed and passed at the Board of Aldermen. The Board of Aldermen will take a short summer recess beginning July 13 and will return on Friday, Sept. 7, unless if there is a need for a special session during the break.
Because there are many bills moving through the Board of Aldermen, President Reed has shared a brief Legislative update on the session thus far.
Board Bill 21 is currently on the informal calendar, which means it can remain there until it is taken off by the Bill’s sponsor at any meeting. If passed, it will ask the voters to keep or remove the residency requirement for City employees. If passed, the voters will be asked decide on the November 2018 ballot.
Board Bill 25 is also on the informal calendar at the request of the sponsor. If passed, it will put a question on the ballot asking voters if they want to reduce the number of aldermen to 14. If passed, it would appear on the April 2019 ballot.
Board Bill 35 was sent to the Mayor’s desk for a signature after the June 1 meeting. Board Bill 35 is an ordinance pertaining to campaign contribution limits and decreases maximum limits on campaign contributions for local elections to $2,600 per contribution.
Board Bill 37 was perfected at the Board of Aldermen on June 1 and sent to the Mayor’s desk. Board Bill 37 authorizes a mutual aid agreement between the City of St. Louis and St. Clair County, Illinois to allow St. Clair County law enforcement officer employees to provide law enforcement services and activities on MetroLink property within the City limits.
Board Bill 69CS was perfected and sent to the Mayor’s desk. Board Bill 69CS allows for an appropriation of $16,221,902 from the Parking Division of the Treasurer’s Office to the City of St. Louis. The bill authorizes a transfer of $250,000 to purchase two new tow trucks, $800,000 to restore the NSOs and a transfer of $10 million to the City’s reserve fund.
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