What's on the April 2 Ballot

The April 2 Ballot is shorter than the one from last fall, but it still has several important items to consider.

Here is a Sample Ballot for Ward 3.

There are no competitive races for Alderperson or School Board Director.  That said, thanks to everyone that puts a check next to my name!

Lindbergh Schools Proposition R - This is a "no-tax-rate-increase" Bond Issue designed to raise funds to dramatically improve the high school and provide additional safety measures at other schools in the district.  This doesn't raise our tax rate, but instead extends the existing Lindbergh bond repayment schedule from 2035 until 2041.

Personally I am in favor of this measure and feel that it will help students, families, and Crestwood property values for years to come. 

Additional information, including a good video, can be found at the Lindbergh Schools Proposition R Website.

Lindbergh Schools invites the community to tour Lindbergh High School during one of two upcoming events and learn more. The tours will be on Sunday, March 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. and Wednesday March 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tours begin in the auditorium lobby.

MSD Proposition S - The purpose of this proposition is to create a new service that MSD currently does not provide.

There are areas around St. Louis where flooding and storm water runoff causes conditions that a homeowner can not address alone. 

These are issues such as severe eroding of creek banks, or inadequate paths to storm sewers that cause flooding of yards or homes.   The cost for this new service depends on the size of your home and paved areas, but they expect most homeowners would pay an additional $27 per year.

MSD is hosting several informational meetings to provide details on this proposal.  You can also view additional information, videos, and the calendar for their informational meetings on their website.

I plan to attend one of their information sessions and will share my thoughts afterwards.

St. Louis County Proposition 1- The wording of this proposition seems intentionally vague, and I have not been able to find any additional information on this proposition.   Unless it becomes clear before the election, I'll be voting no.

Shall the St. Louis County Charter be amended as proposed by Ordinance No. 27,300, enacted on the 19th day of January, 2019?  Said charter as so amended would provide for the Office of the County Counselor to have three divisions - respectively serving the legislative, executive and judicial branches of County Government. 

Are You A Registered Voter? If not, then this is a great time to do so. Use your phone or tablet to register online. Or, if you just want to print and mail/deliver your registration then here's the form. The last day to register for this election is March 6.