Business Journal this week has an editorial that I think makes a great point that if we are capping the credits then the state should eliminate their use on private homes. Recent uses have included Compton Heights, Portland & Westmorland Places and Clayton. I believe the bills moving through the le...
Violent crime down 11% this year, Property crime down 7%, but Homicides up from 32 to 40 with 12 in March alone.
The Village of Mackenzie voted to dissolve, 18-15!
"Some residents of a residential tower at 900 S. Hanley Road, just to the north of the site, expressed concerns about noise, traffic and impact on their sightlines." Never mind that their own tower did the same when it was built. :roll:
I agree that there are likely very good reasons for the changes in South County but they've essentially removed any connectivity for between the City and South County. I truly hope that we see increases in ridership that would justify more high frequency routes, as I think the 21 is a potential cand...
The massive reductions in service to STLCC Meramec are disturbing. Also bizarre that the 56 is now apparently just a Webster Groves line and does not go into Kirkwood at all.
Funnily enough I've had a lot of people who have visited St. Louis (some from Kansas City) remark to me how many trees there are everywhere. While I agree there could always be more, I don't think we are actually facing that dire of a tree shortage.
So, they got the 4,500 number by revising our population last year upwards from the ACS estimate? What the hell? Does the Census Bureau have an axe to grind with us?

If they did not do that, we would not even be on the top 10 for population loss. This is a load of ****.
dbInSouthCity wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:37 pm
Ugly ugly ugly. City lost 4500 according to the stl today piece. But not sure if that’s correct. Piece says it’s 308,600 now but last update we were at 311,400, so a difference of 2800
Yes, you appear to be right. Not sure why the Post-Dipatch is using incorrect figures.
This administration has been an unmitigated disaster for the State of Missouri, and yes the City of St. Louis, and anyone under any illusions otherwise is a fool. Wait, so anyone who happens to disagree with you "is a fool"? Because you say so? Is it really that simple? No, because of all the clear...
Governor Greitens, along with the legislature, has taken every possible opportunity since to meddle with the affairs of the City of St. Louis, most brazenly when they intervened to reduce St. Louis' minimum wage. The governor's budget proposal this has a 10% cut to higher education this year with a ...
downtown2007 wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:14 pm
Funny thing is, Greitens has been more helpful to STL City in one year than Nixon was his entire time in office.

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This isn't anywhere close to reality.
Never in a million years thought I would be voting for Lewis Reed for President of the BoA but here we are. Hopefully he runs a more visible and substantial campaign than he did for Mayor last year.
I've been thinking 6 vertically oriented ones across the center and 4 north and 4 south would be interesting. Though with the imbalance growing north v south those 6 would have a lot of the south instead of being balanced as I'd like. Need a "draw your own wards" online app If you can get Dave's Re...
Re: redistricting: Looking at population trends and considering that the board is being halved from 28 to 14, it seems more likely that they simply draw all of the area around Tower Grove Park into one seat and let them all duke it out. Population trends in North City mean that it is likely going to...
This was honestly one of the weirdest BoA elections I have ever witnessed. Totally different from the close race in 2015 with totally different cleavages in Ward 8. At least my prediction that Conway would not run for reelection came to fruition!
DogtownBnR wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:32 pm
Anyone know how many people Bunge employs in STL?
Around 700 I believe.
Feb. 5! Wooo!
addxb2 wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:47 am
^ just a general sense of willing to be corrupt.

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You are going to need to try harder.
Just because this second list seems important too, here's who didn't sign the letter: Samuel L Moore, Ward 4 Tamika Hubbard, Ward 5 Jack Coatar, Ward 7 Joseph Vollmer, Ward 10 Tom Oldenburg, Ward 16 Joseph Roddy, Ward 17 Terry Kennedy, Ward 18 Marlene E Davis, Ward 19 Joseph Vaccaro, Ward 23 Sort o...
addxb2 wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:40 pm
Between the airport director and this, I’m starting to understand why Nashville has been so successful

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Not certain I am understanding the connection.
St.Louis1764 wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:16 pm
Ross dress for less would be my guess
There's already a Ross fairly close by at Deer Creek.
When I mentioned the news to my brother I accidentally contracted "Loop Trolley Drama" to "Loop Trauma" which honestly is pretty fitting considering how long this has taken to complete.
It'll be a shame to lose the building (one of the few intact street walls facing Busch) but I think this is a fair trade off. New residential towers downtown certainly challenge certain narratives flying around the City.
If we tried to put this on the ballot, Greitens and co. in Jeff City would make it retroactively impermissible. Anything to show us rioters in St. Louis our proper place. They haven’t done it with the last 2 voter approved sales tax hikes. There has been talk of banning sales tax increases actually.