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City considering an anti violence program

www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/look-at-violence-like-a-disease—program-to/article_8c89bd1c-0b50-5154-a8f8-98412a1b6d77.html

This needs to happen. Crime is ruining the city

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The Rehabbers Who Saved Lafayette Square | Feature | St. Louis | St. Louis News and Events | Riverfront Times

50 years ago, when most of St. Louis wrote off the neighborhood, a band of DIY risk-takers dared to bet on its future
— Read on www.riverfronttimes.com/stlouis/lafayette-square/Content

An excellent article about the pioneers who rehabbed Lafayette Square

Sheila Sweeney to Plead Guilty in Stenger Deal

www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/federal-charges-against-sheila-sweeney-and-john-rallo-in-pay/article_16e857c5-44e5-53f0-a4cf-2a209a87a478.html

I have known she was crooked for a long time. An issue not getting much attention with all this is the ridiculously high salaries up and down the line in the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. Written by Paul Dribin

St Charles County Executive Offers Caution About St Louis City School District

www.stltoday.com/opinion/columnists/those-who-cannot-remember-the-past-are-condemned-to-repeat/article_80222eb9-d2be-509b-9ccc-584d1354de8d.html

A thoughtful article by someone with first hand experience

Louis Reed Call’s for City to Drop Out of St Louis Economic Developmrnt Council

www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/reed-city-should-withdraw-from-economic-development-partnership-with-st/article_2dd9c148-9e80-5a5d-9dcf-6b91bbe877c4.html

This is a big deal. Reed is a big player in city efforts

Affordable housing development in St. Louis getting off the ground

www.stltoday.com/business/local/over-two-years-after-big-hud-grant-preservation-square-project/article_ea43dfa3-f795-5188-b45d-88d466373a7c.html

Non low bidder on msd contract contributed heavily to Stenger

www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/after-controversial-msd-vote-winners-donated-more-than-to-stenger/article_dacc13aa-5f0a-547c-9149-d5ccb46dcce4.html

This smelled at the time it was awarded. Obviously unethical conduct. Not selecting a qualified low bidder on a construction contract is unheard of

Good post editorial about opportunity zones

www.stltoday.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-opportunity-promise-or-empowerment-if-you-have-the-money/article_76172eeb-4417-53e8-86dc-1bb8827a7c51.html

there is actually much controversy about this program which gives huge tax breaks to businesses which were likely to invest in these areas anyway.

Better Together Sheds Stenger

Better Together which is leading an initiative to join the city and county has shed a major albatross. Under the original concept, County Executive Stenger would become mayor of the whole deal. This is offensive to many of us who have little regard for Mr. Stenger. The new concept allows for an initial election of the new mayor. This makes a lot more sense. Written by Paul Dribin

McKee problems continue

www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/still-stuck-with-paul-mckee-st-louis-officials-pledge-to/article_b094fe94-42f8-5398-a032-258d646850ae.html

I was a big believer in him and have always like him. A big part of his problem is that he played city politics poorly

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