The Monday, April 16th “Sine Die” meeting of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen. This is the last meeting of the 2011-2012 session of the Board. The new session begins on April 17th. The main topic of debate at this meeting was a bill related to the pension system of city firefighters.
A bill (download here) that would have created in the City of St. Louis a “Public Arts Trust Fund” modeled after those that exist in nearly 300 other cities, including New York, Seattle, Kansas City, MO; Columbia, MO; and in the St. Louis region through Metro’s “percent for the arts” policy died in committee Wednesday.
“Health care reform is about family values,” Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed told over 1,500 union members, community leaders and activists at an Organizing for America (OFA) health care rally August, 30. “I can’t think of anything more critical than the health of our families,” he said. OFA’s rally is part of nationwide bus [...]