St. Louis City http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Homeless Veterans In St. Louis Receiving Extra Attention http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/homeless-veterans-st-louis-receiving-extra-attention <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs were in St. Louis today in an effort to get homeless veterans off the street and into housing immediately.</span></p><p>The outreach to veterans was part of the required winter count of homeless people in the city. Officials with the VA went out with teams, conducting the count to be able to offer immediate help to chronically homeless veterans. It was part of the Obama administration's efforts to end homelessness among veterans by 2015.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 23:05:26 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 33348 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Homeless Veterans In St. Louis Receiving Extra Attention Commentary: Building The City That We Deserve http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-building-city-we-deserve <div><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Listeners following the city’s ongoing renaissance may have heard of a project named Midtown Station, a giant commercial center proposed for </span>Vandeventer<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Forest Park. This could be a dreadful retail strip or a game-changing development. The way it gets built matters a lot.</span></p></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p></p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Michael Allen 29083 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: Building The City That We Deserve St. Louis County Council Approves Economic Development Merger, $400 Million Loan To Metro http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-council-approves-economic-development-merger-400-million-loan-metro <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The St. Louis County Council has green lighted a plan that merges some economic development functions with St. Louis City.</span></p><p>The merger creates the St. Louis Economic Partnership, which among other things will create a central clearinghouse where businesses can find what sites are available and what incentives are offered in both the city and county.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 02:52:49 +0000 Tim Lloyd 27527 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Council Approves Economic Development Merger, $400 Million Loan To Metro Economic Development Merger Clears Another Hurdle http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/economic-development-merger-clears-another-hurdle <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">St. Louis City and County are a step closer to merging some of their economic development functions.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The St. Louis Board of Aldermen on Friday sent <a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/internal-apps/legislative/upload/boardbill/BB832.pdf">their version of the agreement</a> to Mayor Francis Slay, who's expected to sign it. The St. Louis County Council will take a final vote on its measure on Tuesday.</span></p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 21:38:23 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 27411 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Economic Development Merger Clears Another Hurdle New Poll Shows Support For Closer City, County Relationship http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-poll-shows-support-closer-city-county-relationship <p>Supporters of a closer relationship between St. Louis city and county can take heart from <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/114951175/Executive-Summary-September-2012-Poll">a new survey</a>.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.mc4be.com/">Missouri Council for a Better Economy</a>, a group linked to libertarian billionaire Rex Sinquefield, conducted <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/114951175/Executive-Summary-September-2012-Poll">the survey</a> of 700 voters at the beginning of September. It found that a strong majority of those polled thought some form of unification was worth exploring.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 00:33:47 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 6920 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Poll Shows Support For Closer City, County Relationship Bankers Take Legal Action To Block Foreclosure Mediation Ordinance In St. Louis County http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bankers-take-legal-action-block-foreclosure-mediation-ordinance-st-louis-county <p></p><p>The Missouri Bankers Association has filed a lawsuit against St. Louis County over a new ordinance that requires lenders to offer mediation to homeowners facing foreclosure.</p><p>The trade group’s president, Max Cook, said they plan to argue that it has a laundry list of legal problems.&nbsp;</p><p>“Not the least of which is statute that says when it comes to banking laws, and rules, and regulation, no entity, be it a county, a city, what have you, can pass an ordinance or a rule more restrictive than that of the state of Missouri,” Cook said.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 02:29:26 +0000 Tim Lloyd 4702 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bankers Take Legal Action To Block Foreclosure Mediation Ordinance In St. Louis County St. Louis leaders propose cell phone ordinance http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-leaders-propose-cell-phone-ordinance <p>People wanting to resell mobile phones in St. Louis would face tough new restrictions under a newly proposed ordinance.</p><p>Mayor Francis Slay and Alderman Craig Schmid announced the legislation in a news release Friday.</p> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 17:23:23 +0000 The Associated Press 4677 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis leaders propose cell phone ordinance Appeals court strikes down St. Louis protest ordinance http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/appeals-court-strikes-down-st-louis-protest-ordinance <p><strong>Updated at 8:35 p.m. with statement from city.</strong></p><p>A federal appeals court <a href="http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov/opndir/12/08/103761P.pdf">has ruled</a> that a St. Louis city ordinance regulating street-side protests &quot;excessively chills free speech&quot; because it does not make clear exactly when those protests become a traffic hazard.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 18:21:12 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4260 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Appeals court strikes down St. Louis protest ordinance City posts small surplus for last fiscal year http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/city-posts-small-surplus-last-fiscal-year <p>The extra sales tax generated by a long postseason of baseball helped St. Louis city end the fiscal year with a $4.3 million surplus, but officials say that sigh of relief is only temporary.</p><p>Revenue was up just about $4 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30, driven by higher hotel and sales taxes from the World Series. Lower-than-expected spending made up the rest of the surplus.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 21:10:03 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4248 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org City posts small surplus for last fiscal year Firefighters continue battle against proposed pension changes http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/firefighters-continue-battle-against-proposed-pension-changes <p>St. Louis city firefighters took their objections to pension reform proposals from Mayor Francis Slay to City Hall on Friday, the day the legislation making the changes was formally introduced.</p><p>Firefighters say they don&#39;t object to the cost-saving proposals in the bills, including reduced disability payments for firefighters who can be retrained for a second career, and a two-tier system that could reduce pension benefits for new hires.</p> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 19:20:16 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3053 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Firefighters continue battle against proposed pension changes