Matt Villa http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Board of Aldermen honors Heitert, Villa http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-board-aldermen-honors-heitert-villa <p>"The last elected GOP official has left the building.”</p> <p>That's how Aldermen Fred Heitert concluded his remarks at the St. Louis Board of Aldermen this morning as his colleagues paid tribute to his 32 years of service.</p> <p>The Board also honored outgoing alderman Matt Villa, who resigned in February to focus his attention on expanding the family lighting business.</p> Mon, 18 Apr 2011 21:15:18 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 973 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Board of Aldermen honors Heitert, Villa Morning headlines: Ald. Matt Villa steps down, state Senator proposes changing judicial elections, value of tourism advertising increases http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-ald-matt-villa-steps-down-state-senator-proposes-changing-judicial-elections <ul><li>A member of a long-time political family in St. Louis is leaving his post as alderman for the 11th Ward. <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/article_d6da0eb4-388f-11e0-8b80-0017a4a78c22.html">The St. Louis Post-Dispatch</a> reports that <a href="http://stlcin.missouri.org/alderman/alderman.cfm?ward=11">Ald. Matt Villa</a> says he needs to focus on expanding the family's business, Villa Lighting. Tue, 15 Feb 2011 14:48:57 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 535 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Ald. Matt Villa steps down, state Senator proposes changing judicial elections, value of tourism advertising increases