The City of St. Louis Board of Aldermen is beginning the work to redraw the boundaries for the City’s new wards.The City of St. Louis will be reducing the amount of wards from 28 to 14 for the first time in over 100 years.
Over the next 8 weeks, the Legislation Committee of the Board of Aldermen will be publicly meeting to create a fourteen-ward map that is fair, equitable and legal. In addition, they will be planning and determining how the new aldermanic structure will function to handle larger geographic wards, staffing and handling constituent matters. Board Bill 101, sponsored by Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed and 10th ward Alderman Joe Vollmer, will outline the final map for City of St. Louis.
In 2012, the voters voted to reduce the number of wards from 28 to 14 after the release of the 2020 Census numbers. The process to redistrict the wards began after the release of the 2020 Census numbers in late September 2021.