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.
“This is not just about the police shooting a young man,” Moore said. “It’s about life, period. About what’s acceptable and what’s not.”
Hawthorn Leadership is an all-girls public STEM school.
“Our research on civic engagement shows that while women have the drive and desire to serve on a board or commission, many feel they do not have the knowledge or experience to do so.”
The group of four women and three men was selected by the mayor from a group of some 50 citizens recommended by aldermen from across the city.
The city budget director says the money would be used on everything from emergency vehicles to old buildings.
Author lists nearly two dozen possibiities, but points to need for state help.
The action comes after some felons allegedly caught with guns have claimed the state law banning that is unconstitutional because, they claim, a constitutional amendment approved by voters last year gives all Missouri citizens the right to bear arms.
The minimum wage and other contentious issues are on the agenda as the St. Louis Board of Aldermen meets for its final session before summer break this morning.