New Life Evangelistic center
After two years of hearings on complaints of homeless loitering, crime and urination, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay’s Board of Public Service voted to shut down the Rev. Larry Rice’s New Life Evangelistic Center.
The city of St. Louis is scheduled to announce its decision later this month on whether to revoke the hotel license of the New Life Evangelistic Center downtown.
Last month, St. Louis postponed a decision on whether to shut down the New Life Evangelistic Center for the homeless following months of testimony from nearby residents who complained of loud noise, fights and public urination.
It could be next month before the St. Louis Board of Public Service makes a decision on revoking New Life Evangelistic Center’s hotel license. A determination hearing, scheduled for today, has been postponed by the board to review all the legal documents.
This week, the St. Louis Board of Public Service could render its decision on whether to revoke the homeless center’s hotel permit.
On July 22, the city’s Board of Public Service is expected to deliberate and vote on the New Life Evangelistic Center’s permit.
Another hearing will be held in City Hall over the City of St. Louis revoking New Life Evangelistic Center’s license.
A new hire at a Clayton law firm representing a group of downtown St. Louis condominium owners has Reverend Larry Rice crying foul.
It’s too dangerous to stay outside!’ That’s why many volunteers, including Ray Redlich with the New Life Evangelistic Center, spent much of the night looking to bring the homeless inside or provide whatever help they needed.
In testimony today, Rice will seek to blame downtown’s homeless problem on the negligence of surrounding communities.