A few thoughts concerning recent events

As a white person who has had many advantages and opportunities, I know better than to offer platitudes about trusting the system, but I feel it is important to comment on recent events. For a city to work, its residents and Police Department need to work together. The recent Stockley verdict has again exposed the deep division in our community and caused many to question our judicial system. Local government has little purview over the judicial system and, while the State has recently turned ov...
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September Cortex Inclusion Report

The relationship between the City of St. Louis and the Cortex Innovation community is strong thanks to the inclusion commitments agreed upon by both parties. These commitments include goals for Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business Enterprises, and construction workforce diversity. The St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) and The St. Louis Area Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) periodically releases a Construction Inclusion Report to monitor the Districts progress in regards to the...
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17th Ward Capital Budget

The 2017-2018 capital budget for the 17th Ward is $329,228, funded partly by the Ward's Capital Funds and by STL Works. Please see below for the full list of projects: Street improvements - $181,228 - $150k for Vandeventer between Chouteau and Tower Grove Avenues, $20k for a joint project with the 24th Ward on Hampton Avenue, and additional remaining funds for several residential streets Sidewalks - $60,000 ADA compliant ramps - $28,000 -  Eight ramps in the Central West End & For...
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Transformation of The Grove by WUMCRC

The following video, created by the Washington University Medical Center Redevelopment Corporation, displays the impressive transformation of The Grove over the past 15 years. The success of The Grove is made possible by the direction of the Park Central Development Corporation and the collective effort of residents, businesses, developers, and neighboring institutions and organizations. As alderman of the 17th Ward during this transformation, I look forward to continuing my work with these enti...
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