Lewis Reed http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Lewis Reed Asks St. Louis Residents For Comment On $200 Million Bond Issue http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lewis-reed-asks-st-louis-residents-comment-200-million-bond-issue <p>St. Louis officials are considering a $200 million bond issue, paid for by a property tax increase. The bond would go toward various building and road repairs, as well as vehicle and equipment upgrades for the fire and police departments.</p><p>The proposal would have to be approved by the voters, and the Board of Aldermen has decided to hold town hall meetings for taxpayers to voice their opinion on where the money should be spent.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:59:18 +0000 Chris McDaniel 35405 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lewis Reed Asks St. Louis Residents For Comment On $200 Million Bond Issue 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 Market Values Analysis Could Provide Roadmap For Development Funds http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/market-values-analysis-could-provide-roadmap-development-funds <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">City officials are bullish about a comprehensive data analysis aimed at providing guidance to steer money more strategically for housing and community development programs.</span></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:36:08 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 33436 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Market Values Analysis Could Provide Roadmap For Development Funds Public Angst Prompts St. Louis City To Plow Side Streets http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/public-angst-prompts-st-louis-city-plow-side-streets <p><em>Updated 4:58 p.m. 1/10/13 with map of plow requests.</em></p><p>For the first time in recent memory, the city of St. Louis is plowing its residential streets.&nbsp;</p><p>It’s a policy shift that came amid <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/columns/joe-holleman/snowfall-special-report-hang-onto-your-side-mirrors/article_bca29b38-1588-5164-8291-dcef70cd371d.html">widespread complaints</a> that the city did an inadequate job of cleaning up after Sunday’s snowstorm.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 01:33:23 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32908 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Public Angst Prompts St. Louis City To Plow Side Streets Politically Speaking: St. Louis Aldermanic President Reed On Power At City Hall, City-County Merger http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-st-louis-aldermanic-president-reed-power-city-hall-city-county-merger <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Every week, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo&nbsp;Mannies&nbsp;and Jason&nbsp;Rosenbaum&nbsp;to talk about the week’s politics. Pinch-hitting for Chris this week was St. Louis Public Radio's Rachel Lippmann.</span></p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 23:12:24 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 31631 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: St. Louis Aldermanic President Reed On Power At City Hall, City-County Merger 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 Arrest Record Of Ex-Democratic Director Expunged http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arrest-record-ex-democratic-director-expunged <p>A judge has expunged the arrest record of a former executive director of the Missouri Democratic Party.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An order Friday by St. Louis Circuit Judge Robert </span>Dierker<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the arrest of Matthew </span>Teter<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> following a domestic incident was based on false information. The order also says there's no probable cause to believe he committed an offense and that no charges will be pursued.</span></p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 21:59:51 +0000 The Associated Press & Chris McDaniel 25834 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arrest Record Of Ex-Democratic Director Expunged Politically Speaking: Mayoral Results, Democrat Days and Kinder's Lawsuit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-mayoral-results-democrat-days-and-kinders-lawsuit <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Every week, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about the week’s politics.</span></p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 22:02:46 +0000 Chris McDaniel 9986 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Mayoral Results, Democrat Days and Kinder's Lawsuit Slay Poised To Make History http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slay-poised-make-history <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Francis Slay is now poised to win a fourth term as mayor of St. Louis.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Slay walked away with the Democratic primary on Tuesday, beating Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed and former Alderman Jimmie Matthews. &nbsp; Slay received 54 percent of the vote, Reed 44 percent and Matthews a little over one percent.</span></p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 07:08:36 +0000 Chris McDaniel & Tim Lloyd 9917 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Slay Poised To Make History St. Louis Voters To Choose Between Matthews, Reed Or Slay In Today's Mayoral Primary http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-voters-choose-between-matthews-reed-or-slay-todays-mayoral-primary <p>St. Louis voters go to the polls today to decide whether incumbent Mayor Francis Slay deserves a fourth term.</p><p>Today's municipal primary was expected to decide who will be mayor. No Republicans were running, and the Democratic nominee will be heavily favored over Green Party candidate James Eldon McNeely.</p><ul><li><a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/board-election-commissioners/polling-places.cfm"><em>Find Your Polling Place</em></a></li></ul><p><strong>Candidate Profiles</strong></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 15:29:37 +0000 Chris McDaniel & The Associated Press 9887 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Voters To Choose Between Matthews, Reed Or Slay In Today's Mayoral Primary