Board of Aldermen
The St. Louis Board of Alderman voted Friday to raise the minimum wage in St. Louis.
St. Louis Alderman Antonio French says the money was supposed to fund additional officers on the street, and $1 million each year was to be set aside for anti-violence and youth programs.
St. Louis’ governing board on Tuesday advanced a compromise measure that would ease the city’s minimum wage up to $11 by 2018.
Town and Country says “No” to a Tim Horton’s restaurant and Reliance Bank in a residential area.
Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed is an active supporter of increasing minimum wage, but the newest proposition given to the board is a different story.
French says with the city and state planning to spend a total of $130 million on the deal, it would take 100 years for the city to recoup that through the earnings tax.
City counselor Winston Calvert says he’s ready to defend the city’s right to set its own minimum wage, based on the city charter.
A population explosion among cats is causing trouble for many communities. Shelters and rescue programs are trying to find homes for strays.
Slay, who took the unusual step of being a co-sponsor, signed the bill Wednesday. It officially becomes law June 5.
“You’re wanting TIF money from us right now, based on an evolving plan? Would you sign a black mortgage? Because I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t.”