This article is 3 years old. It was published on April 14, 2020.
Today, Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed announced a plan for members of the Board of Aldermen to conduct their business virtually, while also allowing access by the public and press.
“During this health crisis, we need the Board to be able to meet, appropriate necessary funds and take other actions to ensure that governmental operations can continue,” said Reed.
The Board of Aldermen staff, the Information Technology department and Communications division have worked together to find a solution to meet and comply with the City Charter, State law and Sunshine Law.
Beginning Monday, April 20, all full Board of Aldermen meetings and committee meetings will be held virtually by Zoom virtual conference. The meetings will also be accessible online on YouTube, the City’s website and by phone. As always, every meeting will be recorded and uploaded to the City's YouTube Channel.
“Our City employees have worked tirelessly to create a system that works for everyone to be able to move our government forward and help our residents during this global pandemic. For the safety of our staff, members of the Board and the public, it’s important we maintain the orders set forward by the State, City and CDC regarding social distancing and staying home to prevent the spread of Covid-19,” said Reed.
For the safety of Board of Aldermen staff, members and the public, the Board of Aldermen will continue to have limited staffed office hours.
If you need to get in contact with staff or an Aldermen, call 314-622-3287 and leave a message. Messages will be checked hourly, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. All employees have access to their email and necessary employees have remote access to their computer hard drives.
You can also e-mail aldermen online here by selecting the name of the alderman you wish to contact.
All Board of Aldermen employees have access to their e-mail and necessary employees have remote access to their computer hard drives.
In case of emergency, call 314-589-6845 or 314-589-6909.
You can also reach the Board of Aldermen by e-mail at email@example.com.
Please check the Board of Aldermen webpage for updates and official notifications