People wanting to resell mobile phones in St. Louis would face tough new restrictions under a newly proposed ordinance.
Mayor Francis Slay and Alderman Craig Schmid announced the legislation in a news release Friday.
Updated at 8:35 p.m. with statement from city.
A federal appeals court has ruled that a St. Louis city ordinance regulating street-side protests "excessively chills free speech" because it does not make clear exactly when those protests become a traffic hazard.
The extra sales tax generated by a long postseason of baseball helped St. Louis city end the fiscal year with a $4.3 million surplus, but officials say that sigh of relief is only temporary.
Revenue was up just about $4 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30, driven by higher hotel and sales taxes from the World Series. Lower-than-expected spending made up the rest of the surplus.
It's always better to have more money than expected, says city budget director Paul Payne, but the growth may not be sustainable.
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