Ways and Means Committee – June 25, 2020
The Ways and Means Committee will meet to review, discuss and take public comment on the following:
Public Hearing Procedures:
Those interested in making a comment about the Board Bill listed for this meeting should send an email expressing their interest to speak as well as their name, street address, email contact address and the Board Bill Number they wish to speak about to the Board of Aldermen Clerk – Mr. Terry Kennedy at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Persons may also call 314 589-6845 and leave a message with the above information. Those who do not have an email address or wish to call into the meeting by phone to speak, should call the phone number above and express their interest to speak as well as leave their name, address, phone number and the Board Bill Number they wish to speak about.
All requests to speak must be made by 11am Thursday, June 25, 2020. Speakers will be called to speak in accordance to the Rules of the Board of Aldermen which can be found on the Board of Aldermen Website. The link is below:
Board Bill Number 67
Introduced by Alderwoman Megan E. Green, Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia
The proposed bill would submit to the qualified voters of the City of St. Louis a proposal to amend the Charter of the City of St. Louis to require, except as otherwise provided by and subject to the conditions set forth in the bill, that agreements for the privatization of a public service provider or public asset, or for outsourcing responsibility for the performance of a public service or core function of a department or division of the City must first be approved by an ordinance passed by a majority of the Board of Aldermen and approved by the Mayor, and then ratified by the qualified voters of the City of St. Louis at a City wide election.
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.