This article is 2 years old. It was published on September 17, 2020.
The Board of Aldermen returns to session this Friday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. by Zoom webinar.
Since the session began in April 2020, there have been more than 100 pieces of legislation introduced ranging in topics from street closures and redevelopment plans to public safety and budgets.
“The Board of Aldermen session this year began in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic forcing us to become completely virtual. I commend our staff for working so diligently over the past few months to keep City government running,” said Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed.
For the remainder of the session, residents should expect to see more legislation surrounding the many aspects of public safety, issues surrounding the COVID pandemic and environmental issues.
The Board of Aldermen is the legislative body of the City of St. Louis and creates, passes, and amends local laws, as well as approves the City's budget every year. There are twenty-eight aldermen, one from each ward in the City and a President.
The full Board of Aldermen meets every Friday at 10 a.m. with committee hearings throughout the week. All meetings are streamed live and uploaded to the City’s website and YouTube page.