Ald. April Ford-Griffin, who took over as chairman of the St. Louis city budget committee this year, is leaving the aldermanic chambers for the Mayor's office.
Mayor Francis Slay announced on Friday that Ford-Griffin, who has served as the Fifth Ward alderwoman since 1997, will be the new director of the city's Civil Rights Enforcement Agency, which Slay called a "vitally important agency." The former director, Ruby L. Bonner, retired on July 1.
Updated 4:20 p.m. to correct math error in amount of demolition and remediation.
Developer Paul McKee's plan to revitalize North St. Louis is taking a few small steps forward.
Alderwoman April Ford-Griffin will officially introduce legislation tomorrow authorizing Northside Regeneration LLC, McKee's company, to start work on about $3 million of projects in the two-square mile site.