Tell University City To Use Current Laws Before They Ban Standing on Sidewalks

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Ed Reggi
10 years ago
We must mobilize and come out tonight, Monday June 6 at 6:00pm or at the very least call the Mayor and entire council all day today.

In a sudden turn, for yet another strange move made by the University City elected officials, Mayor Shelley Welsch and the Council members -- decide to disregard the public's opinion and ignore their own words.

In a bizarre move, the Mayor and the Council have "secretly" and with little notice given to the public, have decided to hold a Special Session on Monday June 6 at 6:00pm.

http://showmenohate.blogspot.com/2011/06/university-city-pulls-fast-one-on.html

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Chris Parente
11 years ago
As a former U city resident, I am disheartened by this proposed law. And it's starting to get *bad* national press. We should be EXPANDING personal freedoms, not restricting them!

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Audra Prinster
11 years ago
I understand the idea of the law, but it seems, that there needs to be very specific guidelines. Let's take another look at this before putting an off the cuff type of law in stone.

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Gregory Cuellar
11 years ago
The solution is not adding prohibitions to what people can and cannot do, but creating results that are a positive alternative for the teen issues at hand. I recently moved from the Loop to S City (due to issues with my landlord), and I witnessed first hand the problems that the Loop is facing. Placing boundaries on this area will just move the issue to somewhere else. We need to give teens and even adults positive activities and projects to be involved in. I send all my love to the RAC for taking charge of the issue in a beneficial way. The cause is not in the loop, but the loop could be part of a much larger solution in city teen violence.

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Susan Kashubeck-West
11 years ago
We do not need more laws - just enforce the ones we do have. It looks to me like University City is trying to bring back the old Sunshine Laws - is that the kind of city we want to be? My family and I picked University City because of its openness to diversity - this proposed law goes against everything I believe UCity stands for!

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Catherine Baldwin
11 years ago
Perhaps the powers that be should READ the laws that already exist and enforce THEM. What a stupid waste of time and $$$$. The jails are overcrowded now and , of course, the fees wont be paid. Cops have better things to do. Kids today have too few choices for hanging with friends. I suggest that is the problem to address. Maybe that is why jails are full..HMMMMM. Take 9112 back to the drawing board. 'We The People' have too many Laws that should be enforced and are not (no need for more) and too damned much GOVERNMENT !!!

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Erin Malone
11 years ago
Wonder why when you call public works in U-City sometimes you have to hold for an hour to speak to a live person to do business. One of the many things wrong witht he crooked system in U-City.

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James Welch
11 years ago
I am an "out of towner" that comes into the city and The Loop to spend money and have fun. I love walking the streets, shopping, and eating at the various businesses. However, I am not sure that I want to venture into The Loop in light of some of the reports that I have heard, because I might get slapped with a fine for "just window shopping"!. I do not think passing another law will correct this, but perhaps just enforcing the laws that are on the books may! I hope that the UCity Council and area people can come to an amiable solution to this problem, because The Loop is a wonderful place! Thanks!

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Ed Reggi
11 years ago
250th signer —Justin Chick from St. Louis, MO

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christine cella
11 years ago
People are not allowed to smoke inside many of the establishments in U. City and must step outside to smoke. Many of the businesses have those big cigarette butt disposal things outside. A customer patronizing a restaurant can get a ticket for standing on the sidewalk. The fines are being used to pay for the STLPD officers working secondary because the Loop is becoming popular with some unsavory elements again.