Friday, September 24, 2010

Today's Board of Aldermen Meeting: No News Is Good News?

Posted By on Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 12:00 PM

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Last Friday marked the first regular meeting of the St. Louis City Board of Aldermen after the summer break. And what a thrilling return it was: The agenda listed pages of first readings, from a law to crack down on brick thieves to a proposed bill that would prohibit drinking in public--except for picnics and upstanding, employed citizens during business hours. 

It seems that the aldermen got most of their summer ya-yas out at last week's hour-plus meeting. Today, the aldermen gathered in the Aldermanic Chambers in City Hall (yes, that was just an excuse to say "aldermanic," what a fun word) for a scant 20 minutes. 

Only three bills saw their first reading at today's meeting. 

Board Bill 156: Sponsored by Alderwoman Marlene Davis (19th Ward), this ordinance would designate the 3500 block of Park as "Dr. Amanda L. Murphy Avenue." Read the bill on Davis' page

Board Bill 157: Sponsored by Alderman Jeffrey Boyd (22nd Ward), this ordinance would limit liquor licenses in the 22nd ward. Read the bill on Boyd's page

Board Bill 158: Sponsored by Alderman Joseph Vollmer (10th Ward), this ordinance would expand the issuance of liquor licenses in the 10th ward. Read the bill on Vollmer's page

And that's all til next week, folks! Next Thursday, the transportation committee will meet to discuss federal money for the airport, and on Friday, the party comes right back to the Aldermanic Chambers for another regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen. 

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