Ways and Means Committee Meeting – June 24, 2020
The Ways and Means Committee will meet to discuss and review the following:
Board Bill Number 71
Introduced by President Lewis E Reed
This Board Bill submits to the qualified voters of the City of St. Louis, a proposal to add one new article, Article XXVII, of the City of St. Louis Charter which authorizes and directs the Mayor to enter into a long-term lease for the operation and management of the St. Louis Lambert International Airport provided that total proceeds, including the payment of airport debt, are at least $1.7 billion and creates trust funds to direct the net proceeds of at least $1.0 billion to be used for public safety, neighborhood development, job and vocational training, streets, bridges, parks, clean and livable neighborhoods, and city infrastructure. It also contains an emergency clause.
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.