ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Board of Aldermen is meeting Friday, and it will be the first full meeting since three board members resigned.
Earlier this month, Lewis Reed, president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, and current and former aldermen Jeffrey Boyd and John Collins-Muhammad were indicted on federal bribery and corruption charges related to pay-to-play schemes. Federal investigators say the former councilors took cash to secure tax breaks for a business developer. All three resigned from their positions on Tuesday.
Interim Board President Joe Vollmer will chair the meeting. The board will consider a new resolution calling for a moratorium on tax reduction bills for this current board meeting.
The municipal councils also have a number of other items on their agenda. A new law would allow independent investigations into wrongdoing by law enforcement officials. It would create a Civil Oversight Division within the Public Security Department in addition to a Public Integrity Unit. The county attorney’s office would lead the public integrity unit.
The Board of Aldermen could also consider another bill nearing final passage that would ban tents on all of the city’s “rights of way.” MoDOT removed a homeless camp earlier this year. Some of the homeless had been living in tents under Interstate 44 near Laclede’s landing site.
City councilors will also consider a bill to create a “City Youth Council” to better serve the needs of St. Louis’ children and youth. For the full agenda of Friday’s session, click here.
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