FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 2021
City of St. Louis’ Aldermanic Ways and Means Committee Approves Board Bills Presented by the Downtown St. Louis Community Improvement District
Approved Board Bills and CID petition will continue through authorization process
ST. LOUIS, MO (December 1, 2021) – The City of St. Louis’ Ways and Means Committee of the Board of Aldermen voted in favor to approve the amendment petition presented by the Downtown St. Louis Community Improvement District (CID) in Board Bill 123 and the extension of the term of existence of the CID in Board Bill 124.
Throughout the past year, the CID connected with Downtown business owners and operators, residents, and stakeholders regarding its amendment and collected signed petitions of support from over 200 property owners. The proposed amendments will alter the CID’s operations beginning January 1, 2022.
“Today’s approval by members of the Board of Aldermen reaffirms that the CID is an integral part of Downtown St. Louis and must continue its services to the community,” said Kelli McCrary, CID Executive Director.
“I am very thankful to the members of the Ways and Means Committee and Downtown community that participated in today’s healthy discussion. I am thrilled that we passed both bills out of the Committee and look forward to seeing future collaborations with the CID,” said Alderman Jack Coatar – bill sponsor.
Approval by the Committee is a pivotal step in authorizing the amendment petitions. The bills will continue to circulate through the Board of Aldermen and upon approval advance to Mayor Jones for final authorization.
About The Downtown St. Louis Community Improvement District
The Downtown St. Louis Community Improvement District (CID) is a 180-square block area located within the core of Downtown that was established in 2000 by property owners who were committed to keeping the neighborhood cleaner, safer and more attractive. The CID supplements City services in the areas of safety, maintenance, beautification, and public infrastructure. As an independent nonprofit organization, the CID operates as a 501(c)(3). For more information, visit www.downtownstlcid.org.