Fred Wessels http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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 St. Louis Aldermen Push City-County Economic Partnership Bill Forward http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-aldermen-push-city-county-economic-partnership-bill-forward <p></p><p>A new economic development agreement between St. Louis City and County is a step closer to reality.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The St. Louis Board of Aldermen moved a bill forward Thursday that would create a long-talked about partnership.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The bill’s sponsor, Alderman Fred </span>Wessels<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the 13th</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Ward, says it will create entity to serve businesses that want to move into the region.</span></p> Thu, 23 May 2013 22:00:46 +0000 Maria Altman 26679 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Aldermen Push City-County Economic Partnership Bill Forward City treasurer candidate sues incumbent over no-bid contracts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/city-treasurer-candidate-sues-incumbent-over-no-bid-contracts <p>Calling him a &quot;rogue public official who needs to be reined in by the courts,&quot; south St. Louis city <a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/aldermen/profiles/Fred-Wessels.cfm">alderman Fred Wessels</a> has filed suit against <a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/treasurer/">treasurer Larry Williams</a>, accusing him of illegally implementing a contract to manage the city&#39;s 10,000 parking meters.</p> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 22:15:20 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3014 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org City treasurer candidate sues incumbent over no-bid contracts