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Public Safety Committee Meeting

This Board of Aldermen committee meeting will a Hybrid Meeting. Members of the public may attend this meeting in person in the Kennedy Room - 208 at the St. Louis City Hall or join through a Zoom Hybrid Meeting Webinar Link. This link is for those who wish to attend virtually. Hybrid meetings allow people to join the meeting in person at physical location or via a Zoom Webinar Hybrid Link. 

Items open for public comment are itemized below. When there items for public commet a sign in sheet will be available in the meeting room about 30 minutes before the start of the meeting for those attending the meeting in person. There is no pre-registration to speak. Rules for speaking are outlined below.

In Person Meeting COVID Protocols

The Board of Aldermen continues to encourage observing COVID-19 safety protocols in the office and during in person meetings, when transmission rates are high. Those who wish to wear a mask are encouraged to do so. The wearing of a mask is optional.

You may watch the meeting live via the web @ www.stltv.net       

You may also watch the meeting live on Youtube@https://youtube.com/CityofStLouisMO    

Procedures to Speak on Items Open for Public Comment During Zoom Webinars and Hybrid Meetings

The Chair of the Committee will announce when the meeting will be open for public comment. The items are usually taken one at a time and only include the items on the agenda open for public comment. If you wish to speak, click the “Raise Hand” icon and function in the Zoom Meeting Screen while in the meeting. This will place a raised hand next to your name. Usually only people showing a raised hand will be called on to speak.

When the Chair is ready for you to speak you will be moved from the attendee list to the participant list by the meeting manager. You will be moved back to the attendee list once you are completed. Speakers from the public will be called to speak in order of appearance on the list. Committee members may have questions after your talk.

When you enter the meeting to speak the Chair will ask your name and may ask if you are for, against or have no position on the petition. The Chair may also ask other questions related to your relationship to the petition.

The Chair will determine the amount of time all speakers will have. The Chair may determine this after all those wishing to speak have raised their hands. The time usually allotted to speak is about three (3) minutes. The exact time will be announced by the Chair before the public comments begin.

Zoom Hybrid Webinar Virtual Link:

Members of the public may click the link below to join the meeting virtually to view and/or make public comment. 


Board of Aldermen Rule 34 - Public Hearing Procedures

After the presentation of a bill, resolution, or topic for discussion by City Officials or invited guests at a Committee Meeting, the proponents and the opponents of said bill or resolution shall be heard alternately, and public comment on the topic for discussion shall be heard. If the hearing is set in person, all persons who wish to testify at a public hearing shall sign a list which shall be made available by the Chair of the Committee at least one-half hour before the announced time of the hearing. If the hearing is held via electronic communication, all persons who wish to testify may, but are not required to sign up in advance. Registered persons shall be called upon first, followed by participants who request to testify during the hearing.

The initial presentation of any witness shall be no longer than five minutes except with the permission of the Committee Chair, but any witness may respond to questions by members of the Committee for an additional period of time to be determined by the Committee Chair; and any witness may submit written testimony to the Committee at any time prior to the conclusion of the hearing on the bill.

Written Comments

Written comments to be shared with members of the Board may be emailed to the Board of Aldermen Clerk - Mr. Terry Kennedy at: kennedyt@stlouis-mo.gov.  They may also be mailed through the US Postal Service or dropped off. They should be addressed to: Mr. Terry Kennedy, Clerk, St. Louis Board of Aldermen, St. Louis City Hall 1200 Market Street Room 230, St. Louis Mo. 63103.

Those with Disabilities

Individuals with disabilities, who may need sign language interpreters, written materials in alternative formats, or other accommodations should make a request to kennedyt@stlouis-mo.gov or call 314-589-6845 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

The committee will discuss and take public comment on the following: 

Discussion Item I

City Jails 

The committee will hold discussions with various City officials related to the City Jails. 

Event Type: Aldermanic Committee Meeting
When: Thursday, February 01, 2024 at 10:30 AM
Location: St. Louis Board of Aldermen - City Hall
Neighborhood: City-Wide
Ward: Many wards
Admission: Free.
Contact Phone: (314) 622-3287