Joe Vaccaro

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7 Years Later: Where’s the Money for More City Cops?

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.

08/26/2015

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Mayor Slay’s $15 Minimum Wage Plan Shelved by Alderman

In a surprise move, Alderman Joe Vaccaro announced he won’t be holding anymore hearings on the bill this summer.

06/26/2015

Demonstrators block an intersection as they occupy streets protesting the October 8 killing of 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers Jr. by an off duty St. Louis police officer on October 9, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. The St. Louis area has been struggling to heal since riots erupted in suburban Ferguson, Missouri after the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9.  An upside down flag is a universal symbol of distress.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

St. Louis Alderman Asking for More Police Patrols in His Ward

“I’m seeing more houses go for sale, and if we’re going to keep our neighborhood together, we need to see police presence,” Vaccaro says.

10/13/2014

A board shows a prospective route for the proposed South County Connector on display at a Trailnet meeting on May 8, 2013. (KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

Aldermen Hold Hearing on South County Connector Tonight

The four-lane, divided roadway to connect mid and south St. Louis County has its fair share of critics but county officials appear to be undeterred.

07/08/2013

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