Today, the Board of Aldermen final approved $5M in funding for Cure Violence in St. Louis for three years. The bill has been signed into law by President Reed and sent to the Mayor’s Desk.
“There are few words to describe this historic and transformative moment in our City. I am so honored to be a part of this movement for major change. Thank you to all of the members of the Board of Aldermen for supporting this bill,” said Reed. “This is a historic moment for our City.”
Once the Mayor signs the bill, the Cure Violence team will begin implementing their model throughout the City, identifying sites and hiring staff. Once the site is operational in a neighborhood, the residents can expect to see results within the first 90 days.
In 2007, Lewis E. Reed became President of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen and the first African-American elected to be President of the Board of Aldermen in the history of the Board. As President of the Board of Aldermen, he manages and leads the entire legislative branch towards working for the residents and the future of the City of St. Louis. Learn more here.