Category: St. Louis Government

2020 Brightside Blooming Soon! Bulb Sale

This year’s Blooming Soon! selection includes the classic Carlton daffodil.  Available in bags of 50-count bulbs for only $17, Carltons have a large, yellow cup and give off a light vanilla fragrance. Carltons adapt extremely well to our unpredictable spring weather and are less susceptible to heat stress. And wow, do they make a statement year

Electric Vehicle Pilot Program Coming To St. Louis Senior Service Agency And Community Groups

St. Louis, Mo – The U.S. Department of Energy for Advanced Innovative Vehicle Technologies has selected Forth for funding to implement the St. Louis Vehicle Electrification Rides for Seniors (SiLVERS) Project, which seeks to increase electric vehicle adoption and reduce transportation-related operating expenses for social service agencies in low-income communities. This pilot will demonstrate: EV

Comptroller Darlene Green hosts American Red Cross blood drive August 12

(St. Louis – July 29, 2020) The office of St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green will host its semiannual community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, August 12, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Room 208 of St. Louis City Hall. For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, call

MSW student contributes to Forward Through Ferguson with COVID-19 research

Lacey Corbett’s research for the Ferguson Commission identified the disproportionate effect of COVID-19 on Black communities in St. Louis. Corbett and a fellow researcher found that COVID-19 case and death rates are nearly four times higher among Black St. Louis County residents compared to white residents. She has also worked to clarify misinformation about testing

Skinker DeBaliviere Traffic Study Survey Results

At the request of the 26th and 28th Ward Alderwomen, the Board of Public Service is conducting a traffic study for the area bounded by Skinker and Delmar Boulevards, DeBaliviere Avenue, and Forest Park Parkway. The study will develop strategies to address traffic-related concerns about safety, connectivity, and speed. In spring 2020 a traffic survey was conducted. Over

August 4, 2020 Primary Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question, do not hesitate to contact the Board of Elections directly by phone at 622-4336, in person at 300 N. Tucker Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63101, or by email using the Board of Elections  website at 1.  Will I have to wear a facemask at the polling place? On July

St. Louis City Business Reopening Capacity Expansion Paused

Due to the alarming upward trending of COVID-19 cases over the past week the City of St. Louis Department of Health has announced that business operations in the City will remain at 75% capacity until further notice. Health Commissioner’s Order No. 12 supersedes Health Commissioner’s Order No. 10 which allowed large venues to increase their

School Re-entry Guidance Finalized for St. Louis City

After several weeks of thoughtful deliberation and collaboration, local government, public health, and school system officials have decided to allow for the re-entry into schools and in-school learning in the City of St. Louis later this summer and fall. The decision, which depends on the implementation of extensive public health precautions and safety protocols, has been

Free COVID-19 Testing Site and Public Safety Resource Site

Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed, Missouri State Representative Steve Roberts, Congressman Lacy Clay and 26th ward Alderwoman Shameem Clark Hubbard are hosting a joint free COVID-19 testing site and public safety resource event on Monday, July 20 from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. “We are facing two public health crises at once. The fight against gun

Delays Continue in Processing COVID-19 Test Results

The City of St. Louis Department of Health (DOH) is alerting the community of continued delays at some commercial laboratories in processing COVID-19 tests results. The Department of Health has also been advised that the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has a backlog of COVID-19 cases that have not been entered in

Board of Aldermen Unanimously Passes Legislation for Use of Force Policies

Today, the Board of Aldermen unanimously approved Board Bill 63 Committee Substitute As Amended. The bill now moves to the Mayor’s desk for her signature. “I am thankful to all of the members of the Board of Aldermen for coming together and unanimously passing legislation that will help to move our City forward. These policies

Protect Yourself and Your Family This Holiday Weekend

As families and friends make plans to gather over the upcoming 4th of July weekend, the City of St. Louis Department of Health has issued a warning to remember to keep your guard up. This week every year, the Department issues health and safety messages, but the focus is around fireworks safety. This year along

Unsign the Petition with Comptroller Darlene Green

Did you recently sign a petition to “create jobs” or “fix the roads”? Well, you were actually misled into signing the petition to privatize St. Louis Lambert International Airport. If you signed the petition in error, please stop by the office of Comptroller Darlene Green at St. Louis City Hall, Room 212, on Thursday, July

Mayor Krewson, Chief Hayden, and Director Edwards Announce Outside Review of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

Mayor Lyda Krewson, Public Safety Director Judge Jimmie Edwards, and Police Commissioner Chief John Hayden, in partnership with the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, today announced an outside review of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department aimed at enacting the best policies and practices for improving community policing, protecting civil rights, and reducing violent

Central Baptist Church Reschedules COVID-19 Testing Event

A rainstorm forced Affinia Healthcare to reschedule the free COVID-19 community testing event at Central Baptist Church. The event will be on Thursday, July 2, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. All pre-registrations for June 30th. will be honored on July 2nd.    Original Source

Board of Aldermen President Reed Files Legislation to Close the workhouse

Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed has filed legislation to use the powers of the legislative branch to detail and direct the actions necessary for the closure of the Medium Security Institute (MSI). “I have always been in favor of criminal justice reform. These bills will be a catalyst to a defined and organized process

Laboratories Again Experiencing Delays in Processing COVID-19 Test Results

The City of St. Louis Department of Health is once again notifying the public that some commercial laboratories are experiencing delays in processing COVID-19 tests. On May 24th the Department of Health originally alerted the public to this issue. The delay in processing means longer wait times for patients to find out if they are

COVID-19 Community Testing Event at Central Baptist Church

COVID-19 testing continues to be a priority for the City of St. Louis. Thanks to Affinia Healthcare and Central Baptist Church the next free community testing event in the city will be at Central Baptist, 2842 Washington Blvd, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Although not required, pre-registration is being offered online

New GeoFutures Strategic Roadmap Aims to Strengthen St. Louis as "Global Center of Geospatial Excellence" Over Next Decade

Key components of GeoFutures Strategic Roadmap include: Establishing the GeoFutures Coalition to oversee region’s geospatial activities Scaling up of geospatial talent and workforce development Focusing on racial equity and community driven wealth-building efforts Strengthening St. Louis’ geospatial technology innovation capacity ST. LOUIS – Building on an already strong asset base, St. Louis’ geospatial sector now

A JUNETEETH Message from License Collector Mavis Thompson

A JUNETEETH Message from License Collector Mavis Thompson  As our nation reckons with the impacts of systemic racism – from slavery to mass incarceration – we in the St. Louis community take this moment to commemorate where our journey to freedom as Black people began.   On June 19, 1865 – a group of enslaved people