Scott Ogilvie http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Schweich Casts Critical Eye Toward Historic Preservation Tax Credit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/schweich-casts-critical-eye-toward-historic-preservation-tax-credit <p><strong>(Updated 4 p.m., Tues., March 25)</strong></p><p>State Auditor Tom Schweich issued a tough audit of the Missouri’s historic preservation tax credit, saying that the incentive that’s refurbished countless buildings throughout the state is too expensive and structurally inefficient.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:30:09 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34708 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Schweich Casts Critical Eye Toward Historic Preservation Tax Credit Transportation Tax Supporters Still Aim For 2014 Vote http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/transportation-tax-supporters-still-aim-2014-vote <p>Proponents of a transportation sales tax were dealt a big blow last year when a legislative effort <a href="https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/30926/lamping_kehoe_filibuster">died at the last minute</a>. But that doesn’t mean they’re giving up on putting a 1-cent sales tax increase before voters.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 05:40:35 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32675 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Transportation Tax Supporters Still Aim For 2014 Vote Politically Speaking: Alderman Ogilvie On Complete Streets, Donation Limits and Transportation Taxes http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-alderman-ogilvie-complete-streets-donation-limits-and-transportation-taxes <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 and the Beacon's Chris McDaniel joins Jo&nbsp;Mannies&nbsp;and Jason&nbsp;Rosenbaum&nbsp;to talk about the week’s politics.&nbsp;</span></p><p>On this holiday edition of the podcast, Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum welcome St. Louis Alderman Scott&nbsp;Ogilvie,&nbsp;I-24th&nbsp;Ward to the show. Chris McDaniel is on assignment this week.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 20:03:25 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum & Jo Mannies 32495 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Alderman Ogilvie On Complete Streets, Donation Limits and Transportation Taxes St. Louis City Contemplates Campaign Contribution Limits http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-city-contemplates-campaign-contribution-limits <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">St. Louis aldermen have begun considering whether to limit the amount of money flowing into city politics.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/internal-apps/legislative/upload/boardbill/BB692.pdf">The measure</a> from Ald. Scott Ogilvie&nbsp;limits donations of all kinds to $3,000 for aldermanic races, and $10,00 to contests for board president, mayor and comptroller. The amounts are indexed to inflation, but they do not apply to candidates spending their own money.</span></p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 23:03:45 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 27245 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis City Contemplates Campaign Contribution Limits New Video Of Arch Redevelopment Project Released http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-video-arch-redevelopment-project-released <p>A new look at the Arch grounds, as they're planned to be post-redevelopment in 2015, has been released.</p><p><a href="http://www.cityarchriver.org/">CityArchRiver</a>, the group behind<a href="http://kwmustlouis.wordpress.com/"> the redevelopment </a>of the Gateway Arch and the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, put the video together.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 20:29:30 +0000 Kelsey Proud & Rachel Lippmann 6517 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Video Of Arch Redevelopment Project Released Bikers, Walkers, Passengers Get New Protections In City Law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bikers-walkers-passengers-get-new-protections-city-law <p><em>Updated at 9:30 am Saturday to correct a misspelling.</em></p><p>Legislation that gives some extra protections to cyclists, pedestrians, and passengers in cars in St. Louis City is on its way to the desk of Mayor Francis Slay.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 21:53:47 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 5604 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bikers, Walkers, Passengers Get New Protections In City Law Mayor Slay signs bike parking bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mayor-slay-signs-bike-parking-bill <p>St. Louis has joined cities like Minneapolis and Seattle in requiring developers and rehabbers to install bike racks in certain projects.</p><p>Mayor Francis Slay signed the <a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/internal-apps/legislative/upload/boardbill/BB2583.pdf">bike parking ordinance</a> at City Hall on Wednesday. It requires developers and rehabbers of most projects over $1 million to install at least one bike rack that can hold at least two bikes.&nbsp; The offsite parking requirement is reduced by one space for every bike rack that&#39;s installed.</p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 19:19:08 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3428 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mayor Slay signs bike parking bill New aldermen take seats at City Hall http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-aldermen-take-seats-city-hall <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-964101.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-964101.mp3</a></p><p><a href="http://elections.post-dispatch.com/voter/candidatebio.asp?read=yes&amp;RaceID=21760&amp;CandidateID=36929">Larry Arnowitz</a> knew his campaign against <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/article_d259bd84-69d2-11e0-98e8-0019bb30f31a.html">Fred Heitert </a>was a long-shot at best. After all, Heitert had served the <a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/planning/documents/ward-12-map.cfm">12th Ward</a> on the city&rsquo;s southwest side since 1979, winning eight elections as a Republican without the benefit of a Republican voting base. (He lost that in the 1981 redistricting, when the other Republican poached it.</p><p>But during his years as a city employee, Arnowitz got to meet Albert &quot;Red&quot; Villa, the longest-serving alderman in St. Louis history. He also served as a deputy sheriff at the pleasure of Red&#39;s son Tom, when Tom was the Board president. (The two will serve together on the board for the next two years. Tom is filling the seat of his nephew <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/article_d6da0eb4-388f-11e0-8b80-0017a4a78c22.html">Matt, who resigned</a> to focus on expanding Villa Lighting, the family business.)</p><p> Mon, 18 Apr 2011 19:37:23 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 971 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New aldermen take seats at City Hall