Phyllis Young

Aldermanic cuts
12:08 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Bill to halve size of St. Louis Board of Aldermen clears committee

A measure that would reduce the size of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen has cleared committee, but still needs approval from the full board and then the voters.

A bill that would cut the St. Louis Board of Aldermen in half has cleared the first of several hurdles it faces before becoming law.

The board’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.

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St. Louis Board of Aldermen
3:48 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Alderwoman renews call to cut board numbers

St. Louis Alderwoman Phyllis Young introduced a bill Friday to reduce the size of the board from 28 to 12.
Joseph Leahy/St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis Alderwoman Phyllis Young is sponsoring a bill to cut the size of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen by more than half. Similar proposals have failed over the decades, but Young says this is the first time the call comes from inside the Board itself.

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’s changing population.

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Ralcorp renovations
4:31 pm
Thu September 22, 2011

City to use tax credits to retain Ralcorp

(via Flickr/The Cleveland Kid)

The city of St. Louis once again plans to use tax credits to keep the headquarters of a major company in downtown.

Legislation that will be introduced at the Board of Aldermen on Friday gives Ralcorp $20 million in tax credits to upgrade and expand its headquarters at 8th and Market.

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