VIDEO: Transportation and Commerce Committee – June 4, 2020

Transportation and Commerce Committee – June 4, 2020
Transportation and Commerce Committee
06/04/20, 10:00 AM
The Transportation and Commerce Commitee will meet to review and discuss the following:

Board Bills

Board Bill Number 12
Introduced by Alderwoman Marlene E Davis

This Ordinance authorizes the City to enter into a First Supplemental Agreement to Airport Aid Agreement (Project No. AIR 196-113C-1) with the Missouri Highways & Transportation Commission (“Project”) which extends the original time period of the Project by six months from June 30, 2020 up to and including December 31, 2020. The original time period was August 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. This Ordinance contains an emergency clause. The required local match for the City is 10% or $55,222 for a total Project value of $572,222. The funds are used to reimburse the City up to $515,000 for direct costs incurred by the City for the marketing and promotion of Air Service at the Airport.

Board Bill Number 28
Introduced by Alderman Jack Coatar, Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia, Alderman Dan Guenther, Alderwoman Carol Howard, Alderwoman Marlene E Davis

Overall Purpose/Reasons for the Board Bill The City of St. Louis Port Authority port district boundaries currently include approximately 6,000 acres, primarily along the City’s 19-mile riverfront. Every other port district in Missouri is coterminous with the boundaries of the city or county (or counties) that created the port district. Examples include Kansas City, St. Louis County and Jefferson County. Expanding the boundaries of the City of St. Louis Port Authority as proposed by Board Bill Number 28 will allow the City of St. Louis Port Authority to qualify for additional federal and state grant programs and to participate in development and infrastructure projects throughout the expanded boundaries, as described below. What the Board Bill Will Do Expand the boundaries of the City of St. Louis Port Authority as shown on the map attached as Exhibit A to Board Bill Number 28. The Impact of the Board Bill to the Community Over the last 10 years, the City of St. Louis Port Authority has received approximately $1 million from the Port Security Grant Program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for video surveillance along the riverfront and to supplement technology at the Real Time Crime Center. A larger port district will enable the Port Authority to qualify for additional federal and state grant programs, including but not limited to the Port Security Grant Program, for City-wide safety and security enhancements and other eligible purposes. In 2016, the Missouri General Assembly authorized port authorities to create Advanced Industrial Manufacturing (AIM) zones. Within an AIM zone, a port authority may receive one-half of State withholding taxes attributable to new jobs within the zone. A larger port district will enable the Port Authority to leverage these state funds for a wide range of infrastructure and other development purposes within the AIM zone. In 2010, the Missouri General Assembly authorized port authorities, with the approval of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and the circuit court, to create Port Improvement Districts upon request of property owners within the boundaries of any proposed district. Similar to a transportation development district or a community improvement district, the qualified voters within a Port Improvement District may elect to impose a sales tax and/or a property tax to fund qualified costs within the boundaries of the Port Improvement District. A larger port district will enable the City of St. Louis Port Authority to make this job-creation program available in more parts of the City.

Event published: May 28, 2020 3:27 PM
Last updated: May 28, 2020 4:15 PM

More information:
City of St. Louis: https://ift.tt/1mi93KN
Board of Aldermen https://ift.tt/1ZhZE6y

This video is the result of a law passed in 2016 by 21st Ward Alderman Antonio French. The historic “Transparency in Government Law” requires all public meetings of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen; the Board of Estimate & Apportionment; the Board of Public Service; and the Preservation Board be recorded and made available on an official City of St. Louis YouTube channel.

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