Two events will seek to educate the public today on the recently-signed legislation creating the $95 million Distress Areas Land Assemblage Tax Credit.
The first, hosted by Old North St. Louis Restoration Group, is a press conference to discuss the compromise reached in crafting a better bill than was first vetoed by the governor earlier this summer.
State Sen. Jeff Smith, State Rep. Rodney Hubbard*, Alderman April Ford-Griffin, John Burse and Sean Thomas of ONSLRG, and Michael Allen of the Ecology of Absence blog are scheduled to appear. The event happens in front of Old North’s offices, 2800 N. 14th Street (at St. Louis Avenue), at 11:00 AM.
The second event is hosted by a group to female state legislators. State Senators Maida Coleman and Rita Days, State Representatives Robin Wright-Jones and Juanita Head-Walton, and former State Rep. Amber Boykins will host a forum at Harris-Stowe State University from 6:00-7:30 PM in the Bank of America Theatre.
We’ve also heard there may be yet another forum Wednesday hosted by a group of aldermen. Stay tuned for more details as they become available and check back for video from both of today’s events.
*Client of A D French & Associates