Phyllis Young http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Bill to halve size of St. Louis Board of Aldermen clears committee http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bill-halve-size-st-louis-board-aldermen-clears-committee <p>A bill that would cut the St. Louis Board of Aldermen <a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/internal-apps/legislative/upload/boardbill/BB311.pdf">in half</a> has cleared the first of several hurdles it faces before becoming law.</p><p>The board&rsquo;s legislation committee approved the bill by a vote of 7-1. It still needs the thumbs-up from the entire Board, and then from 60 percent of the voters in November.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 17:08:26 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3969 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bill to halve size of St. Louis Board of Aldermen clears committee Alderwoman renews call to cut board numbers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/alderwoman-renews-call-cut-board-numbers <p>St. Louis Alderwoman Phyllis Young is sponsoring a bill to cut the size of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen by more than half.&nbsp;Similar proposals have failed over the decades, but Young says this is the first time the call comes from inside the Board itself.</p><p>The bill so far has the support of 11 of the 15 aldermen needed to pass.Young says in addition to saving money, cutting the board from 28 to 12 will better reflect the city&rsquo;s changing population.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 20:48:47 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3592 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Alderwoman renews call to cut board numbers City to use tax credits to retain Ralcorp http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/city-use-tax-credits-retain-ralcorp <p>The city of St. Louis once again plans to <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/peabody-energy-stay-downtown-expand">use tax credits</a> to keep the headquarters of a major company in downtown.</p><p><a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/internal-apps/legislative/upload/boardbill/BB166.pdf">Legislation</a> that will be introduced at the Board of Aldermen on Friday gives <a href="http://finance.yahoo.com/q/pr?s=RAH">Ralcorp </a>$20 million in tax credits to upgrade and expand its headquarters at 8th and Market.</p> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 21:31:35 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2105 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org City to use tax credits to retain Ralcorp