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by hiddeninput
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: St Louis City 2017 Mayor's Race
Replies: 551
Views: 34990

Re: St Louis City 2017 Mayor's Race

chriss752 wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:34 pm
Well I learned that Andrew Jones didn't pay the filing fee and Lyda paid the County Democratic Party. This is getting crazy
Crazy is definitely the right way to describe something here. But whether it applies to Jones/Krewson or Cordes seems to depend on your perspective.
by hiddeninput
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Crime Thread
Replies: 6666
Views: 374046

Re: Crime Thread

chaifetz10 wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:41 pm
Serious question here, couldn't Metro opt out of its pre-existing agreements with the city and county and instead opt to pay for agencies such the IL and MO state police instead?
Even if they could, would those entities be interested in taking that on?
by hiddeninput
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: St Louis City 2017 Mayor's Race
Replies: 551
Views: 34990

Re: St Louis City 2017 Mayor's Race

I haven't been following the Kacey Cordes saga as closely as I perhaps should have. Am I correct in thinking the narrative looks something like (a) she tried to gather signatures and couldn't get enough, (b) argued that she didn't need the signatures anyway, and then (c) tried to make sure no one el...
by hiddeninput
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Crime Thread
Replies: 6666
Views: 374046

Re: Crime Thread

“We can’t have officers everywhere, but at a time like this, of course we want more resources,” said police Capt. Mary Warnecke at a news conference Monday afternoon. She said “additional resources” were planned for trains during Cardinals games. Opening day is April 2. link That "additional resour...
by hiddeninput
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Projects and Construction
Topic: Pevely Dairy Complex at Grand and Chouteau to be redeveloped
Replies: 521
Views: 42176

Re: SLU Hospital

Are there actual plans for the "major new educational facility" that SLU claims will be going up in it's place?
by hiddeninput
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Crime Thread
Replies: 6666
Views: 374046

Re: Crime Thread

DeBalivier is also a dump of station with too much bad stuff going on. I swear Metro and the City Police have surrendered that station. As someone who lives quite close to the DeBaliviere station, I can't disagree with this statement. Lyda Krewson once organized a neighborhood meeting with police a...
by hiddeninput
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Feedback on Proposed Forum Reorganization
Replies: 137
Views: 219816

Re: Feedback on Proposed Forum Reorganization

rbb wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:14 am
FWIW, while it happens less frequently I am still randomly logged out from time to time. It's not a big deal to log back in, just FYI.

-RBB
This happens to me quite often.
by hiddeninput
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Retail, Restaurant, and Business Development
Topic: The State of Downtown
Replies: 1728
Views: 130794

Re: The State of Downtown

The CWE has been hiring private security (from TCF, I believe, so off-duty police officers) for years -- probably more than a decade. All the different SBDs in the area coordinate their security through NSI . It doesn't seem to have forced the city's hand regarding anything to do with the police dep...
by hiddeninput
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Residential Development
Topic: View at Newstead and Adam's Grove FPSE
Replies: 11
Views: 803

Re: View at Newstead and Adam's Grove FPSE

The abatement seems mostly like a gift to whomever buys the homes, right? Perhaps it's necessary to market the homes? In any event, if it induces people to move into the city from the county the city probably does alright from it. If it just causes relocation within the city, it doesn't seem like th...
by hiddeninput
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: St Louis City 2017 Mayor's Race
Replies: 551
Views: 34990

Re: St Louis City 2017 Mayor's Race

leeharveyawesome wrote:
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:25 pm
Wow. A glance at social media and you would think Krewson was Donald Trump.
Yeah, I gave up on twitter for the evening when people started using the #WhiteSupremacy hashtag when describing the election results.
by hiddeninput
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Board of Aldermen
Replies: 335
Views: 29096

Re: Board of Aldermen

Kinda crazy that you only need 400-600 votes to get elected as an alderman in some wards. Seems like we need to align municipal elections with the November dates for statewide and national office.
by hiddeninput
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: St Louis City 2017 Mayor's Race
Replies: 551
Views: 34990

Re: St Louis City 2017 Mayor's Race

Seems to be a lot of support for Jones over Krewson on this board. Are there some specific arguments for policies that Jones favors that Krewson doesn't? Seems like most of the arguments I've seen are just that Krewson seems like an extension of the Slay administration.
by hiddeninput
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Crime Thread
Replies: 6666
Views: 374046

Re: Crime Thread

I'm with you -- I'm frequently passed by other vehicles on Union that are using the bike lanes as passing lanes, for example. That said, I'm not sure this particular accident had a lot to do with speeding drivers. Maybe it did, but the description of the accident certainly doesn't make it clear that...
by hiddeninput
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Crime Thread
Replies: 6666
Views: 374046

Re: Crime Thread

My assumption with crime is that the long-term fix is education leading to jobs and that there isn't a great short-term fix. I guess if we could provide jobs to the people currently engaged in the drug trade, that would help. But even then, those jobs would need to pay well enough to make the change...
by hiddeninput
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Delmar Loop Trolley
Replies: 1306
Views: 184468

Re: Delmar Loop Trolley

Joe Edwards specifically mentioned the Zoo train as an example of people willing to pony up to ride trains. He also mentioned that the feasibility studies done for the project anticipated more tourist rides than commuter rides. On the last point he added the caveat that he's hopeful more local resid...
by hiddeninput
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Delmar Loop Trolley
Replies: 1306
Views: 184468

Re: Delmar Loop Trolley

Joe Edwards was at the 28th ward meeting last Thursday. When asked about future expansion, he said the logical extension was a loop in Forest Park.
by hiddeninput
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: St Louis City 2017 Mayor's Race
Replies: 551
Views: 34990

Re: St Louis City 2017 Mayor's Race

Ebsy wrote:
Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:32 pm
I bet Jones is heaping mad after this,
One certainly has to wonder if trolling Jones was at least a happy side effect of this. The endorsement itself seems like a fair take on Antonio French. He has vision, but will he be able to garner support for it as mayor?
by hiddeninput
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Delmar Loop Trolley
Replies: 1306
Views: 184468

Re: Delmar Loop Trolley

As a skeptic of this project, it's probably worth me saying that seeing the car on the tracks yesterday was pretty thrilling. Fingers crossed that all goes according to plan and that riders show up. On that last point, my dad, who grew up riding street cars to school in St. Louis but now lives out o...
by hiddeninput
Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]
Replies: 2993
Views: 353511

Re: Lambert St. Louis Int. Airport [airline/hub/operations/info]

The new logo is generic enough that I thought they had stolen an old stltoday logo. Feels like they need to incorporate a plane into it or something.
by hiddeninput
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Retail, Restaurant, and Business Development
Topic: The State of Downtown
Replies: 1728
Views: 130794

Re: The State of Downtown

If downtown gets a permanent increased police presence, can I get that for my neighborhood, too? I'd rather not have to continue to pay for private security. I don't want to comment on whether this is actually a good idea. I don't really know. However, I will ask this: is your neighborhood the econ...
by hiddeninput
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Retail, Restaurant, and Business Development
Topic: The State of Downtown
Replies: 1728
Views: 130794

Re: The State of Downtown

DogtownBnR wrote:
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:55 am
Downtown needs to be put on lockdown, permanent "hot-spot policing".
If downtown gets a permanent increased police presence, can I get that for my neighborhood, too? I'd rather not have to continue to pay for private security.
by hiddeninput
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: St Louis City 2017 Mayor's Race
Replies: 551
Views: 34990

Re: St Louis CIty 2017 Mayor's Race

Tishaura Jones has declined to meet with the PD editorial board: http://www.stlamerican.com/news/local_n ... 2e28d.html
by hiddeninput
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: St Louis City 2017 Mayor's Race
Replies: 551
Views: 34990

Re: St Louis CIty 2017 Mayor's Race

downtown2007 wrote:
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:47 pm
Tishaura Jones is a highly flawed candidate. And I could argue, a borderline fraud.
A fraud in what way? Admittedly, I don't think her running of the treasurer's office matched her election rhetoric, but that often seems to happen when politicians encounter reality.
by hiddeninput
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: St Louis City 2017 Mayor's Race
Replies: 551
Views: 34990

Re: St Louis CIty 2017 Mayor's Race

For those curious, here's the mayoral forum that aired on KSDK: http://www.ksdk.com/news/watch-full-may ... /395591483
by hiddeninput
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: The STL Tech Scene
Topic: STL Technology News
Replies: 530
Views: 69608

Re: STL Technology News

imthewiz wrote:
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:17 pm
This is what happens when the blinders get put on, and you become hyper focused on the goal to achieve a balanced budget, regardless of the consequences.
Doesn't the state constitution require a balanced budget though?