Terry Kennedy http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Are State And Local Governments Ready For Their Closeup? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/are-state-and-local-governments-ready-their-closeup <p><em><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">Alderman Antonio French is sponsoring legislation to require videotaping or transcribing various meetings and hearings in city government. French is one of several people seeking to use the web to make government more transparent to the public.&nbsp;</span></em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">St. Louis Alderman Antonio French knows something about putting a camera in the face of government.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:26:07 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32013 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Are State And Local Governments Ready For Their Closeup? Aldermen Move To Strip Funding For Controversial Veolia Contract http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/aldermen-move-strip-funding-controversial-veolia-contract <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The chair of St. Louis city’s budget committee has launched an effort to strip the funding for a <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/concerns-over-veolia-corporate-behavior-delays-city-water-contract">controversial consulting contract</a> with the French utility company </span>Veolia.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:38:36 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 30942 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Aldermen Move To Strip Funding For Controversial Veolia Contract Lewis Place finally receiving state aid http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lewis-place-finally-receiving-state-aid <p>Nearly a year after a <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/storm-tornadoes-leave-damage-scattered-over-st-louis-area/article_33cc4f6c-14e4-11e0-8e19-0017a4a78c22.html">tornado damaged 91 homes in the area</a>, residents of the Lewis Place neighborhood in north St. Louis are getting some help from the state of Missouri.</p><p>The Board of Aldermen on Friday voted to accept $500,000 in state disaster assistance. The city&#39;s required $500,000 match came from community development funds. Mayor Francis Slay will sign the measure as soon as he can.</p> Fri, 09 Dec 2011 21:22:22 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2648 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lewis Place finally receiving state aid Bound by Division - Race in St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bound-division-race-st-louis <p>As a commercial strip with a street car line down the middle, Delmar Boulevard formed a natural dividing line between St. Louis’s black and white populations. Lawmakers, banks and Realtors exploited that fact, using restrictive covenants and redlining to transform the natural barrier into a legal one.The practice wasn’t unique to St. Louis – but it was far more strategic, intentional and formal here – and it has left a legacy of Delmar as a psychologically powerful “red line.”</p> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 11:35:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 955 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bound by Division - Race in St. Louis