As the 2018-2019 Board of Aldermen session progresses, there have been numerous Board Bills discussed and passed at the Board of Aldermen.
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 6AAFS was finally passed by the Board of Aldermen today and sent to the Mayor’s Desk for a signature. The bill is known as the City of St. Louis Whistleblower Law, which pertains to reporting improper governmental action and providing protections from retaliatory action for reporting and cooperating in the investigation and/or prosecution of improper governmental action.
Board Bill 21 has been sent back to committee, at the request of the sponsor, to have a new election date entered into the bill. If passed, voters will be asked to keep or remove the residency requirement for City employees.
Board Bill 25 is 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.
Resolution 104CSAA-FS was finally passed today by the full Board of Aldermen. The resolution was a collaborative effort by the HUDZ committee and the Neighborhood Development Committee. It establishes guidelines in regards to the terms of real estate tax abatement for residential properties with new investment of less than one million dollars.
Board Bill 132 was perfected at today’s full Board of Aldermen meeting. The bill authorizes the Director of the City of St. Louis Department of Health and the Mayor of the City of St. Louis to accept a grant in the amount of nearly $1 Million from the Department of Justice to fund the St. Louis Opioid and Homicide Prevention Command Center.
Resolution 155 was second read and finally passed by the full Board of Aldermen today. The resolution directs the City’s Chief Technology Officer to develop a ‘smart city’ strategy that will include a roadmap for achieving the outcomes of the strategy. Read the resolution here: