Board of Aldermen
By a vote of 24-1, the board perfected the language on the tax increment financing (TIF) deal to help Laclede Friday.
The bill calls for a point system that would be added to a veteran’s civil service examination score with disabled veterans receiving a higher score.
The St. Louis Board of Aldermen must now consider a proposed $8.1 million tax break for Laclede Gas to move to a different building downtown.
Community Education, a program that previously received more than $370,000, was left out this year, to the dismay of many who attended the meeting.
Lewis Reed plans to introduce a measure at Friday’s board meeting.
That tax increment financing plan needs the blessing of the Housing and Urban Development Committee. Aldermen say residents in their ward aren’t all happy with McKee.
Alderman Boyd stresses that the return of brothels to St. Louis wasn’t his idea but when a constituent mentioned the idea a couple weeks ago, he felt the need to hear further feedback.
The bill would put a grassy lid over the downtown depressed lanes of I-70 and reroute Memorial Drive.
The new law was sponsored by Alderman Shane Cohn who was leaving for California Friday to run in a marathon and says he thinks pot smoking is a bad health decision.
Alderman Scott Ogilvie’s plan would limit single contributions for the mayor, comptroller, and aldermanic president to $10,000 and no more than $3,000 for individual aldermen.