Darlene Green http://news.stlpublicradio.org en McKee Gets Extension to Pay Northside Regeneration Project Legal Fees http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mckee-gets-extension-pay-northside-regeneration-project-legal-fees <p>Developer Paul McKee has two weeks to reimburse the city of St. Louis for legal fees associated with his Northside Regeneration project.&nbsp;</p><p>The city’s Board of Estimate and Apportionment voted Wednesday to give McKee until April 30 to pay approximately $57,000 in legal fees. That money is associated with a roughly three-year legal battle over McKee's proposal to redevelop portions of north St. Louis.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:24:39 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 35357 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McKee Gets Extension to Pay Northside Regeneration Project Legal Fees Politically Speaking: Comptroller Green On Money Matters, Power Plays And Political Possibilities http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-comptroller-green-money-matters-power-plays-and-political-possibilities <p>Every week, St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon's Chris McDaniel, Jo&nbsp;Mannies&nbsp;and Jason&nbsp;Rosenbaum talk about the week’s politics.&nbsp;</p><p>St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green joins the podcast this week. Green is the city's chief fiscal officer and one of the longest-serving comptrollers in modern history.</p><p></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:23:09 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum, Jo Mannies & Chris McDaniel 33448 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Comptroller Green On Money Matters, Power Plays And Political Possibilities Is There A Democrat To Take On Schweich In 2014? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/there-democrat-take-schweich-2014 <p>Democrats may be deciding between "fight or flight" when it comes to taking on state Auditor Tom Schweich in November.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 04:18:16 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 33068 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Is There A Democrat To Take On Schweich In 2014? Controversial Veolia Contract Comes Under New Scrutiny http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/controversial-veolia-contract-comes-under-new-scrutiny <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Opponents of a proposed $250,000 consulting contract between the city of St. Louis water department and the French utility company </span>Veolia&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">call the latest move in the saga by Mayor Francis Slay “political chicanery."</span></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 23:29:05 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 30788 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Controversial Veolia Contract Comes Under New Scrutiny Slay, Green Take Oaths At City Hall http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slay-green-take-oaths-city-hall <p>St. Louis mayor Francis Slay says he's approaching his historic fourth term with "hope and optimism."</p><p>Slay and Comptroller Darlene Green took their oaths of office just after noon today at City Hall. He's the first mayor elected to a fourth, four-year term and will become the longest-serving in the city's history at the end of the month.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 22:11:48 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 25500 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Slay, Green Take Oaths At City Hall Parks bond issue sent to Mayor Slay http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/parks-bond-issue-sent-mayor-slay <p>After 18 months of work behind the scenes, a <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bonds-st-louis-city-parks-clear-one-hurdle-others-remain">three-week delay</a>, and two hours of debate that covered topics from roller skating to Robert Frost, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen has sent a $64 million bond issue for the city&#39;s parks to Mayor Francis Slay.</p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 21:53:55 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2603 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Parks bond issue sent to Mayor Slay Bonds for St. Louis city parks clear one hurdle, others remain http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bonds-st-louis-city-parks-clear-one-hurdle-others-remain <p>The St. Louis Board of Aldermen appears likely to meet an end-of-the-year deadline to pass a bond issue for the city&rsquo;s parks, giving initial approval today to legislation that would issue $64 million in debt to fund major capital repairs at the more than 100 parks in the city limit.</p> Fri, 18 Nov 2011 23:00:49 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2512 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bonds for St. Louis city parks clear one hurdle, others remain Stalled bill on bonds for parks could jeopardize $25 million for Forest Park http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stalled-bill-bonds-parks-could-jeopardize-25-million-forest-park <p>A $25 million donation to Forest Park may be in jeopardy if the St. Louis Board of Aldermen cannot approve a bond issue for parks improvement by the end of the year.</p><p>The two bond issues - one for <a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/internal-apps/legislative/upload/boardbill/BB189.pdf">Forest Park</a>, another for the <a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/internal-apps/legislative/upload/boardbill/BB190.pdf">city's 100+ other parks</a> - stalled again Thursday at the Board of Aldermen.</p><p>The bills would work in the following way:</p> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 22:44:59 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2452 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Stalled bill on bonds for parks could jeopardize $25 million for Forest Park City delays vote on mandatory furloughs for employees http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/city-delays-vote-mandatory-furloughs-employees <p>Saying they could not in good conscience declare that the city of St. Louis is in a fiscal crisis when it had a <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/article_fabb8662-b870-11e0-9a23-0019bb30f31a.html">budget surplus last year,</a> two members of the<a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/comptroller/services/board-of-estimate-and-apportionment/index.cfm"> Board of Estimate and Apportionment</a> on Wednesday forced a delay on implementing a third year of furloughs for city employees.</p> Wed, 24 Aug 2011 22:44:57 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1935 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org City delays vote on mandatory furloughs for employees City of St. Louis retains good credit rating - for now http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/city-st-louis-retains-good-credit-rating-now <p>On Saturday, Standard and Poor&#39;s <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/06/business/us-debt-downgraded-by-sp.html?scp=2&amp;sq=S&amp;P%20downgrade&amp;st=cse">downgraded the debt</a> of the United States a notch.</p><p>But the ratings firm continues to see debt issued by the city of St. Louis as a good investment, though vulnerable to economic shocks.</p> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 21:43:07 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1856 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org City of St. Louis retains good credit rating - for now