Category Archives: Government

MSD to Close McCausland for Sewer Construction

In order to safely excavate the roadway to install a new 90 inch diameter storm sewer, MSD crews are closing McCausland Ave. between Southwest Av. and Arsenal Av. on Monday, February 9th. Local home access will be maintained throughout the … Continue reading

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24th Ward Capital Expenditures FY 13 & FY 14

The following is a list projects for fiscal years 2013 and 2014 funded through the 1/2% capital improvement sales tax paid in St. Louis. The funds are divided equally between wards and vary each year. The money is intended to … Continue reading

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Re-Election Campaign Around the Corner

Hello St. Louis. Time flies, and its been almost four years since I was elected to the 24th ward alderman seat. A new campaign is almost upon us and the primary election is March 3rd, 2015. I love serving as … Continue reading

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15th Ward Endorsement

The 15th Ward will elect a new alderman in a special election on October 7th to fill the open seat Jennifer Florida resigned from in August to become Recorder of Deeds. I enthusiastically endorse Rhonda Smythe in this election and … Continue reading

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MSD Project Begins in Ellendale Neighborhood

The Metropolitan Sewer District has begun work on a new storm sewer project in the Ellendale neighborhood and Maplewood. The $12 million project will add capacity to the storm sewer system in the area while reducing basement back-ups during heavy … Continue reading

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MoDOT Sales Tax Increase Project List Dissapoints

In May the Missouri Legislature passed HJR68, which would increase the state sales tax rate by 3/4% to provide additional funding to MoDOT. Despite the fact that Missouri has some of the lowest fuel taxes in the country, MoDOT has … Continue reading

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HJR68 / Transportation Sales Tax Testimony

House Joint Resolution 68 was heard in the State House Transportation committee on February 4th – I attended the hearing and offered the attached testimony on the bill. The bill, should it pass the Missouri House & Senate, would be … Continue reading

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A very brief snow-plowing post

These are my three takeaways from this week’s challenges with the snow: 1.) The Streets Dept. policy of not plowing side streets probably works 90% of the time, but it wasn’t sufficient this time. In the future, when the forecast … Continue reading

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St. Louis Zoo Press Release on Hospital Demolition

St. Louis Zoological Park Subdistrict Commission Selects Ahrens Contracting Inc., Envirotech To  Remove Hazardous Materials, Demolish Buildings at Former Forest Park Hospital Site The  Saint  Louis Zoological Park Subdistrict Commission, the governing authority for the Saint Louis Zoo,  today selected … Continue reading

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Response to Draft EIS for ‘South County Connector’

St. Louis County is pursuing a road project called “The South County Connector” which would partially be constructed in the City of St. Louis and require federal funding. (In fact, none of the project is actually in ‘South County’ as … Continue reading

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