In this meeting we hear from Trailnet on the progress of the Tower Grove-Cortex Connector and City of St. Louis Treasurer Adam Layne on the re-launch of the existing Parking Districts.
Crime and Safety Report (Officer Walker)
No recent complaints or issues
The Crime Report has been updated since the last meeting.
Question: Do crime reports get emailed?
Answer: Typically handed out during meetings, but FPSENA can start sending them on a regular /basis
Ward Updates (Michael Browning, Alderman)
Board Bill 29 – Prohibiting Persons from Openly Carrying or Displaying Firearm
The proposed bill will prohibit persons from openly carrying or displaying any firearm readily capable of lethal use within the City unless the person possesses a valid concealed carry endorsement or permit as provided herein on their person or fails to present such endorsement or permit upon demand by a law enforcement officer.
Aimed at getting guns off the street.
One can only open carry if they have a concealed carry permit and one must be 19 years old to obtain a permit.
There will be a one month implementation period where officers will be issuing warnings.
Board Bill 82 – Officers of the City of St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department to Identify Themselves
Officers must provide rights of consent before searching a person.
Relaunching Development and Infrastructure Committees
Administered through Park Central Development but committees will be controlled by citizens.
The first Development Committee meeting is August 22nd.
Meetings for both committees will be one week after FPSE Neighborhood Association meetings so they can be announced at the neighborhood meetings.
A resident only parking district requires most of the resident approval on block and a board bill needs to be passed.
Question: Which streets are being affected?
Answer: Not setting up any new zones, only existing parking districts will be maintained.
Question: Will homeowners have to pay to park in front of their house?
Question: Can you talk about enforcement and how it benefits residents?
Answer: Intent is to make sure residents have places to park. Fees are 2/3 of the actual costs for this program and only looking for an amount to offset costs. The rest of the program will be paid by other parts of the Parking Department.
Question: Can a resident sell a pass to a BJC employee?
Question: When will homeowners get to vote no for a parking district?
Answer: When a petition is started by a resident on your block.
Question: Will letters get sent to everyone who lives in a district?
Question: How long until tickets are issued?
Answer: Not until everyone is signed up (will be a grace period).
Question: Discount for veterans?
Question: Will there be signage to discourage people from parking?
Question: When will signs be up for Taylor Ave near Arco Ave?
Question: Will permits be issued to renters or only property owners?
Answer: Permits will be issued to all residents including renters (the permit portal will have a unit number).
Question: Why is PCD being allowed to push parking policy?
Answer: Parking districts are resident driven.
Question: How will this affect short-term rental units?
Answer: Have not considered this, would not be a resident but might be able to be applied by the landlord.
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