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St. Louis Could Benefit from Housing Boom and Exodus from High Priced City

www.stltoday.com/business/columns/david-nicklaus/nicklaus-expect-housing-prices-to-keep-rising-post-pandemic-gains-are-no-bubble-expert-says/article_0dbccdc6-b39d-5273-ba6b-3ec645f388db.html

Interested column by David Nicklaus in Post Dispatch. St. Louis as usual is not doing enough to attract high paid workers who are fleeing places like San Francisco. St. Louis has a lot to offer but needs to get crime under control.

Metrolink says it is Making Progress on Security

www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/metrolink-says-new-security-approach-is-beginning-to-work-but-hurdles-remain/article_1380035b-c49b-57de-9ab8-06999507cf2d.html

There is a long way to go. Also important is that a lot fewer people are commuting to work

City of St. Louis Takes Efforts to Stabilize Foreclosed City Owned Properties

www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/vacant-buildings-start-getting-facelifts-funded-by-special-st-louis-property-tax/article_ee892d25-c908-506a-8a67-8d86dea8c9a7.html

There are good intentions here but this program involves spending a lot of money on properties that have a questionable future. I don’t know why these properties languish in inventory so long, causing them to deteriorate further. Many more properties should be demolished and reconstructed. My experience show that there are never good results from letting vacant properties sit a long time on the market. Written by Paul Dribin

Proposal to Turn Vacant Lots into Urban Farms

www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/urban-farms-in-food-deserts-could-get-tax-credits-under-plan-moving-in-missouri-legislature/article_2255730b-d332-5a8d-b5fd-2ce69a3f738c.html

A good idea. Much discussed and needs all our support.

St. Louis Closing Workhouse Makes No Sense

St. Louis Mayor Tashaura Jones has committed to closing the medium security prison known as The Workhouse. This makes no sense and seems to confuse the institution for all the woes of the criminal justice system. Activists seem to believe that closing jails will make crime go away. Not true. Written by Paul Dribin

movement to Defund Police in St Louis

www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/st-louis-progressive-groups-campaign-to-defund-st-louis-police-in-next-city-budget/article_242ab3d6-afc8-5d4f-8b0d-b416d6e5e150.html

It would be a big mistake. Each officer on the street significantly reduces crime

Police Reform in St Louis

www.stltoday.com/opinion/columnists/antonio-french/antonio-french-rare-opportunity-exists-for-police-reform-just-as-many-turn-to-defund-abolish/article_466be1b3-8c90-597a-b1b6-69343d0d0732.html

Good column as always by Antonio French in Post Dispatch

Page and Clancy Need to Answer

www.stltoday.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-county-taxpayers-must-demand-answers-as-bill-comes-due-for-failed-power-grab/article_9e958d48-7292-54d3-974a-61ac6ede6b20.html

A good editorial from Post-Dispatch. County Executive Sam Page and council member Lisa Clancy mounted in essence a coup to deliver the county council leadership to Clancy. The courts overturned this effort but there are substantial legal fees. Page and Clancy need to be held accountable. written by Paul Dribin

great Column by Antonio French on Problems Facing St. Louis

www.stltoday.com/opinion/columnists/antonio-french/antonio-french-st-louis-enters-into-a-grand-experiment/article_b15ccdd6-abd0-5e7b-8419-ff7ec7b92ea9.html

Mayoral election in St Louis

www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/jones-meets-with-krewson-as-transition-to-new-st-louis-city-administration-begins/article_4dab390b-4c46-5c7d-b9ee-f43a8b346222.html

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