The Public Safety Committee of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen will be meeting tomorrow to discuss Board Bill #69. The controversial bill, sponsored by Ald. Terry Kennedy, would create a Civilian Review Board to review reports of abuse by the city’s police.
The committee will also be discussing a bill introduced by Aldermen Greg Carter, Ken Ortmann, Lewis Reed, and Craig Schmid that would make it a crime to “allow graffiti to remain upon any surface within that person’s control, possession or ownership when the graffiti is visible from a public street.”
The bill, Board Bill #314, states that the Board of Aldermen finds that graffiti is “obnoxious and constitutes a public nuisance.”
The bill’s authors define graffiti as “any unauthorized inscription, word, figure, picture, or design that is sprayed, marked, posted, pasted or otherwise affixed, drawn, or painted on any surface of public or private property.”
The meeting is from 1 – 3:00pm in the Leisure Room (Room 230) at City Hall.