St. Louis Board of Aldermen http://news.stlpublicradio.org en "Summer Rocks" Bill Rolls To Mayor Slay http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/summer-rocks-bill-rolls-mayor-slay <p>Music festivals in downtown St. Louis on the scale of Lollapalooza are about to become a reality.</p><p>The city's Board of Aldermen on Monday approved <a href="https://stlouis-mo.gov/internal-apps/legislative/upload/committee-substitute/BB328CSAA1.pdf" target="_blank">the measure that sets aside</a> Memorial and Labor Day &nbsp;weekends for the music festivals. Mayor Francis Slay is expected to sign the bill and as soon as he does, Los Angeles-based ICM Partners can start negotiating for talent and financing.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:14:19 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 35286 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org "Summer Rocks" Bill Rolls To Mayor Slay With Spring Break Looming, Aldermen Tie Up Some Loose Ends http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/spring-break-looming-aldermen-tie-some-loose-ends <p>The St. Louis Board of Aldermen are off for a month-long spring break starting today. Like many a legislative body (or college students) before them, they left a lot of business until the last minute. Here's a look at some of the business they took care of today.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 22:12:54 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 34436 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org With Spring Break Looming, Aldermen Tie Up Some Loose Ends Editor's Weekly: Hearing Regional Discord In Debate Over Music Festivals http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/editors-weekly-hearing-regional-discord-debate-over-music-festivals <p>Interesting how the debate over mega-music festivals downtown has revealed the St. Louis region’s fault lines.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:45:36 +0000 Margaret Wolf Freivogel 34388 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Editor's Weekly: Hearing Regional Discord In Debate Over Music Festivals St. Louis Tourism Panel Approves Downtown Music Festival http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-tourism-panel-approves-downtown-music-festival <p><strong>Updated with comments from the hearing. Edited at 8:45 a.m. Thursday to correct typos.</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After more than two days of debate, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen tourism committee approved plans for Lollapalooza-like festivals to be held in downtown St. Louis on Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends.</span></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:22:41 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 34365 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Tourism Panel Approves Downtown Music Festival Despite Protests, Non-Compete Clause Likely To Remain In Bill For Downtown Music Festival http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/despite-protests-non-compete-clause-likely-remain-bill-downtown-music-festival <p>St. Louis aldermen have temporarily slowed the progress of&nbsp;<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/two-lollapalooza-concerts-year-possible-downtown-st-louis" target="_blank">a measure that would reserve</a> Memorial and Labor Day weekends for a new music festival in downtown St. Louis for at least the next 10 years.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:39:20 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 34232 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Despite Protests, Non-Compete Clause Likely To Remain In Bill For Downtown Music Festival Two Lollapalooza-Like Concerts A Year Possible In Downtown St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/two-lollapalooza-concerts-year-possible-downtown-st-louis <p>The city of St. Louis took an initial step today toward locking in a decade of music festivals featuring big-name performers in downtown St. Louis.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:33:23 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 34094 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Two Lollapalooza-Like Concerts A Year Possible In Downtown St. Louis Report Critical Of ZMD Adopted By St. Louis Aldermanic Committee, Debated By ZMD http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-critical-zmd-adopted-st-louis-aldermanic-committee-debated-zmd <p>A report sharply criticizing St. Louis’ Zoo-Museum District (ZMD) was adopted by the parks committee of the city’s board of aldermen Thursday.</p><p>Alderman Joe Roddy, parks committee chair, <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/201370104/Roddy-Report">released a draft of the report this week</a> following a year of investigation.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:13:02 +0000 Nancy Fowler 33214 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report Critical Of ZMD Adopted By St. Louis Aldermanic Committee, Debated By ZMD New Missouri History Museum Head Lauded But Report Adds To Criticism Of Institution http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-missouri-history-museum-head-lauded-report-adds-criticism-institution <p>A solid round of applause welcomed Frances Levine as she entered the meeting that finalized her presidency of the Missouri History Museum on Tuesday. Shortly afterward, she also received kudos from her home in Santa Fe, where she’s been director of the New Mexico History Museum for more than 10 years.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:28:11 +0000 Nancy Fowler 33168 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Missouri History Museum Head Lauded But Report Adds To Criticism Of Institution Murphy May Have Inside Track For Soon-To-Be-Vacant 13th Ward Seat http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/murphy-may-have-inside-track-soon-be-vacant-13th-ward-seat <p>As St. Louis Alderman Fred Wessels<a href="https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/33917/wessels_slay_cda_appointment_"> prepares to leave his post to lead the city’s Community Development Association</a>, a long-time committeewoman is primed to take his aldermanic seat.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:29:33 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32748 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Murphy May Have Inside Track For Soon-To-Be-Vacant 13th Ward Seat On The Trail: Aldermen Still Flex Muscle In Block Grant Funding http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/trail-aldermen-still-flex-muscle-block-grant-funding <p>When a Board of Aldermen committee made changes to St. Louis' community development block grant recommendations, it showed the city's legislative branch asserting itself against a power shift to the executive.</p><p>But not everybody was happy -- including the agency that gave the city the funds in the first place.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32444 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org On The Trail: Aldermen Still Flex Muscle In Block Grant Funding