Shelley Welsch

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    Joe Edwards Shrugs Off Loop Trolley Critics, Publishes Book on STL Walk of Fame

    Joe Edwards is kind of a nostalgic guy. Wait, that's not right. Edwards isn't "kind of" anything. He's the pop-culture obsessed businessman who built up Delmar Boulevard into a glistening consumer/pedestrian paradise and created the St. Louis Walk of Fame, enshrining our city's finest in concrete ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Loop Trolley Project Slapped with Second Lawsuit

    Former University City Council Member Elsie Glickert filed a second lawsuit last week aimed at derailing the Loop Trolley project. Glickert -- who says she's lived in University City for 88 years -- names University City Mayor Shelley Welsch and the Loop Trolley Company in her suit alleging the cit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    University City Logo Rejected, Nevermind They're Already Using It

    The average person may not see huge differences between the old University City logo and the new one. But they don't see what Council member Paulette Carr sees: Procedural noncompliance! The concerns she raised resulted in a rejection of the slightly rejiggered logo at this week's city council meet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Saturday Night Special: Big Crowds, A Brawl and A Couple Shootings in the Loop

    ​The unseasonably warm weather brought out a big crowd to the University City Loop on Saturday night. Most of those people were there for a concert, a meal, or just to sit outside and enjoy drink on a nice night, but there were also some looking for trouble. And as is the case with trouble, it doe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Lehman Walker: U. City City Manager Apparently Violates Contract, Keeps His Job

    ​Lehman Walker, the City Manager for University City, was officially censured by the International City/County Management Association on Wednesday, February 29, and also barred from future membership in the organization. The censure part of that would seem to put him in violation of his employment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Council Kicks University City Sidewalk Bill to the Curb

    ucityloop.comU. City Loop: Carry on as usual. ​Yesterday Daily RFT detailed the city council's plans for a special session to discuss a bill against sidewalk and street loitering in U. City to be held last night. Bill 9112, contested hotly enough to require two extra rows of chairs at the ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Special Session Tonight To Consider University City Sidewalk Bill

    A Loop slacker obstructs a sidewalk, or does he?​Updated 3 p.m. with response from University City Mayor Shelley Welsch.With little warning, the University City Council will hold a special meeting tonight to consider one of its more controversial ordinances in recent years: a bill to crack down on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Update: Chuck Berry Statue Kerfuffle in U. City

    ​Editor's note: This post was updated with additional information late Thursday afternoon Plans for the Chuck Berry statue set to be installed on Delmar in U. City were recently wedged between a rock 'n' roll and a hard place. The statue, initiated by unofficial King of the Loop Joe Edward ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    The Circus Comes to University City Council

    Price and Ricci trying to keep it civil.​For ten minutes last night, members of the University City Council argued about whether one of its members physically lifted his buttocks off his seat during a debate two weeks ago. To members of the council, this seemed like quite an important fact t ... More >>

  • News

    July 12, 2006

    Frank Has Left the Building

    University City bids a (mostly) fond farewell to its long-time city manager