Sharon Tyus http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Alderman Wants To Examine St. Louis' Tax Incentives http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/alderman-wants-examine-st-louis-tax-incentives <p>The city of St. Louis often uses tax incentives as a means of spurring development. But one alderman wants to change how the tax breaks are given out and assessed. &nbsp;</p><p>Alderman Joe Roddy, D-17<sup>th</sup> Ward, told members of the Board of Aldermen’s Housing, Urban Development and Zoning Committee on Wednesday that he was forming a group to examine how tax increment financing and tax abatement is done in the city of St. Louis.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 22:00:39 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 35937 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Alderman Wants To Examine St. Louis' Tax Incentives St. Louis City Streets Director Gets Earful From Aldermen Over January Storm http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-city-streets-director-gets-earful-aldermen-over-january-storm <p>St. Louis’ streets director faced a harsh reception from aldermen <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/public-angst-prompts-st-louis-city-plow-side-streets">for how the city responded to a January snowstorm.</a></p><p>During an appearance before the aldermanic&nbsp; committee,&nbsp; Streets Director Todd Waelterman faced a torrent of criticism for how the city responded to the January snowstorm.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 00:14:54 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 33373 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis City Streets Director Gets Earful From Aldermen Over January Storm