Mayor Slay Applauds Two Big Advancements at Board of Aldermen

Big Advancements at Board of Aldermen on minimum wage and on National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

July 10, 2015 | 2 min reading time

On Minimum Wage

As motioned by Alderman Shane Cohn, Board Bill 83 was successfully ejected from the Ways &Means committee, where Alderman Joe Vaccaro had let all conversation and debate come to a complete halt. 

"Most St. Louisans support increasing the minimum wage," Mayor Francis Slay said. "It's good to see a strong majority of aldermen understand and support that. It's also gratifying to see Governor Nixon, through his veto, acknowledge that fair wages for workers is a legitimate interest of City government."

On National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Keeping the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is a top priority for Mayor Slay's administration. Alderwoman Tammika Hubbard led the Board of Aldermen in passing Board Bill 117, which provides the City funds necessary to assemble the 100-acre site needed to keep St. Louis competitive in its NGA bid.

"We are dedicated to retaining the NGA's 3,100 well-paying jobs," Mayor Slay said. "If we are successful, it also means adding a $1.6 billion project and hundreds of construction jobs in the City while also keeping millions of tax dollars in state and local economies. Today an overwhelming majority of aldermen voted to empower the City to make that happen."
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