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2020 DRAFT BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING

2020 Budget 12 2 19 Alderman Meeting PAGES 31-53

2020 GF REVENUE SOURCES

2020 GF OPERATING EXP - TRANSFERS

2020 GF EXPENSES BY DEPARTMENT

2020 PARK/BOND EXP BY DEPARTMENT

2020 SPECIAL FUND EXPENSES

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2019 Combined Funds Draft Budget Workbook

Downloadable pdf City Events and Important Numbers 2019

GENERAL FUND REVENUE SOURCES

GENERAL FUND OPERATING EXPENSES AND TRANSFERS

GENERAL FUND EXPENSES BY DEPARTMENT

PARK EXPENSES BY DEPARTMENT

SPECIAL FUND EXPENSES DETAILED

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SB572

Please make yourself aware of this link above to SB572.
     This bill is impacting not only your Police but your
      inspectors as well to that the process for taking care
      of your complaint will now take longer due to time
      restrictions placed in the bill.
Sb572 ordered the Courts to change their rules for Municipal Courts.
We cannot hold prisoners for more than 4 hours and must use iPad judges to ensure this takes place.
The Courts have to be completely separate from City Hall and Pd. thus the entire upstairs of city hall must be converted to only courts, additionally police cannot be in the court unless they are testifying so Bailiffs must be in place that are not policemen.
Most impact however is that all a person has to do is tell the judge they are indigent and they are not held responsible for payment. They cannot be required to prove they are indigent.

Mo Supreme Court- Order dated September 20, 2016, re: Rule 37.04 Supervision of Courts Hearing Ordinance Violations and Minimum Operating Standards for Missouri Courts: Municipal Divisions

Sb5 and Sb572 were created in 2 separate years. When Sb5 was deemed Unconstitutional by the Courts, the State Legislature decided to double down and make the standards even more difficult to meet for the municipal governments with additional costs to keep and maintain your police departments. Please read through the 3 links below.
The purpose of these bills are to eliminate most municipal police departments over a 6 year period. Then Senator Schmitt who led this campaign can be quoted as stating
 If the people of the munis want to keep their police departments, than they can pay for them

SB572

SB 5 ENROLLED

My Analysis of SB 5

As a result of this campaign to stomp out muni pd's our Courts were State Audited. We received the 2nd highest rating from our State Auditor Nicole Galaway... GOOD.

ST ANN COURT AUDIT 2014 REVIEWED IN 2015

Make sure your Seniors know

if you're a senior over 65; 100% disabled or between 60-64 and receive surviving spouse social security benefits, you can apply for the Missouri Property Tax Credit Claim, MO-PTC/Circuit Breaker program. Below is the information link for that program. 

The Missouri Property Tax Credit Claim gives credit to certain senior citizens and 100 percent disabled individuals for a portion of the real estate taxes or rent they have paid for the year. The credit is for a maximum of $750 for renters and $1,100 for owners who owned and occupied their home. The actual credit is based on the amount of real estate taxes or rent paid and total household income (taxable and nontaxable).If you rent from a facility that does not pay property taxes, you are not eligible for a Property Tax Credit.
http://dor.mo.gov/personal/ptc/documents/proptax.pdf

Find out more on Prop L here

Learn about your Police Services Here

Homes worth 64,000 = $8.09/mth for 97.12/yr
100,000 = $12.67/mth for 152.00/yr
120,000 = $13.92/mth for 167.00/yr
151,000 = $19.13/mth for 229.52/yr
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to calculate your home go to https://revenue.stlouisco.com/IAS/index.htm
put in your address
scroll down to 2016 assessed value on far right
use assessed value x .008 to get total $ value for year

On the 2nd to last page in this pdf you can read the ORIGINAL LANGUAGE the BOA authorized and sent off to the Secretary of State for placing on the Ballot. Mayor Corcoran read Resolution 2017-1 A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF ST. ANN, MISSOURI, PROVIDING FOR THE HOLDING OF A MUNICIPAL ELECTION WITHIN THE CITY OF ST. ANN, ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MISSOURI, ON APRIL 4, 2017 ON A BALLOT PROPOSITION TO CONSIDER AN INCREASE IN PROPERTY TAX TO MAINTAIN AND PROVIDE POLICE SERVICES; AND REPEALING THAT PORTION OF THE EXISTING PROPERTY TAX FOR MAINTENANCE OF PARKS AND PARKS SERVICES. Alderman Murphy made motion, seconded by Alderman Asinger to approve Resolution 2017-1. Roll Call for passage: Asinger Aye Murphy Aye Poelker Aye Croney Aye Dirck Aye Crabtree Aye Sparks Aye Triplett Aye

Better Together has stated that in 2013 the City of St Ann collected 37.47% of its revenue in Court Fine revenue.  The inference is made and repeated by some local politicians who have taken millions in contributions from Better Together Mega Backer Rex Sinqfield is that it all came from petty “minor” traffic violations and somehow violated state law.  The Missouri State Auditor disagrees with Better Together’s calculations and concluded that 27.8% was the number and was below the amount authorized by state law.  The state auditors also gave the St. Ann Court a GOOD ranking on our accounting/court practices which is the second highest ranking given. Additionally, conveniently left out of Better Together’s “narrative” was the context in which the tickets that resulted in this revenue were written.  In 2013 the City was in middle of a partnership with the Missouri Department of Transportation to lower the number of accidents on I-70 that were a result of speeding.  This effort started in 2010 and by 2013 serious accidents on St. Ann’s portion of I-70 went from 143 in 2009 to 11 by the end of 2013.  Revenue generated by these tickets was used to pay for the overtime for police officers enforcement efforts.  It was and still is used for paying for School Resource\DARE Officers in Ritenour and Pattonville schools… including 2 at Ritenour High.

Better Together fails to note that in Oct. of 2011 our Board of Alderman took steps to reduce its own government by voting to eliminate and entire Ward, reducing St Ann’s Alderman from 10 to 8 and using the extra dollars to reestablish the St Ann Newsletter, so we could better communicate with our residents. And prior to that in April of 2010 the Board of Alderman voted to reduce its income from $475 to $375 per month and the Mayor's Salary from $30,000 to $20,700/yr.  Presumably, according to Better Together, I make $9000.00/year. Sure wish someone would find that extra $4500.00 for me, it would have come in handy on this campaign. Better Together’s claim that creation of a uni gov brought growth to Indianapolis is very questionable. Just this past July we learned that Indiana did not see business growth till 2013 when they elected a new Governor, who cut taxes. So Better Together’s inability to put out correct information reflects irresponsibility on their part and the part of their sponsors.

Better Together is a Group trying to Merge the City of St Louis with St Louis County. Imagine if that happens what it would cost to fix the City and County's Infrastructures as we would no longer be St. Ann.

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Mr Erdelen, has stated that our Highway Detail took in 15 million in profit ie money over and above the cost of equipment and labor and court and correction expenses to cover this ARC ZONE PROGRAM.

So i requested that the City Administrator go through the last 8 years of numbers and find out just how much money we made that was additional to the actual cost of operating the program.

Here is a picture of the email i received with the numbers.

The total Profit which was utilized by the Police Department to add the additional programs we have been discussing is $4,867,920 divided over 8 years this comes out to $608,490.00/year.

As you can see the ARC Zone was not a huge windfall of money that the city blew through without taking care of our streets or parks as Steve suggests.
The ARC Zone was a very expensive program to run,

I will always research and present facts.

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3/6/17

Interestingly enough when then Sen Schmitt began his campaign against Municipal police his quote phrase was - if the citizens want to keep their municipal police departments then they should be willing to pay for them -

Yet as the State limits the taxing capabilites of the cities, it becomes painfully obvious that if indeed this is how we must operate that the State also is limiting the amount of Safety citizens are allowed as well.

This is one of the reasons I ran for STL CTY
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I have been fighting to prevent this for 3 yrs now

Please make yourself aware of this link above to SB572.
     This bill is impacting not only your Police but your
      inspectors as well to that the process for taking care
      of your complaint will now take longer due to time
      restrictions placed in the bill.
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This would cause a reduction in Service from 5 officers per shift to 3 officers per shift.

Most definitely the decision to Eliminate 13 Police Officers from patrolling our streets is a decision that should be made by you the resident and not just the Board of Alderman.
Last year the BOA already had to make the decision to cut 10 from the department and eliminate all part time service. These decisions could be made without impacting your service.
Sb5 & Sb572 have inserted additional monetary demands upon the cities as well, while... limiting further revenue sources also which have impacted the need for this decision to be put in your hands.

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A resident asked this question: Why do we Elect our Chief?


St Ann has always Elected our Police Chief, 10-12 years ago the residents were asked if they wanted to stop doing this and they said NO.
In my view here is why I prefer to Elect a Police Chief...
When the people have a say in who the Chief of Police is not only is he/she beholding to the people that elect him/her, but more likely to listen to the needs of those same people.
I find that when you have a Chief that is appointed by the Mayor (not necessarily ours but any mayor/cty exec.)
that the position becomes very political due to the fact that that ONE person can replace the Chief if they do not like the way something was done.
with an Elected Chief they are in for 4 years, and we the residents get to decide if we liked or did not like his/her performance for those 4 years.

A resident made me aware of this program on 3/16/17 the County Executive talks about Prop P which is the St Louis County Sales Tax. Listen here to learn more but know that the way the bill is written, this money does not have to stay in the Police Department. I have no doubt that in the 1st year or 2 that it will be spent on the things you hear on this podcast plus raises as their officers have gone for 8 years without. But the fact is that they are not mandated by law to spend it on Police only.
The State of Missouri gave STL County special permission to ask for this tax Before they passed SB5....NO OTHER CITY, COUNTY OR MUNI IN THE STATE IS ALLOWED TO USE A SALES TAX FOR POLICE.
You will see Prop P on the ballot right above St Ann's Prop L.
http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/audio/mark-reardon-show/

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The items you see below this text are the things I have worked against for 3 years now.....

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BETTER TOGETHER is a Group focused on merging the City of St Louis and St Louis County. The Municipalities and your services ie: Police, Fire, Schools, Street Departments, Parks etc would be ELIMINATED.

Good Evening,

I have been an Alderman for the City of St Ann for the last 5.5 years. Today I come before you because I am running for the St Louis County Council District 2 seat.

. The job of the St Louis County Councilman is no different than the job of an Alderman, just a larger population to serve.

You see the County is merely a Municipality, it is equal in authority to that of the Municipalities under the State of Missouri and its likely one of the reasons when we hear Better Together quote Municipal numbers which keep changing i.e. 91-90-92. Better Together and a few others seem to not be able to keep any of their numbers straight. Certainly in the case of my City, they get very little right!

Take for example Better Together has stated that in 2013 the City of St Ann collected 37.47% of its revenue in Court Fine revenue.  The inference is made and repeated by some local politicians who have taken millions in contributions from Better Together Mega Backer Rex Sinqfield is that it all came from petty “minor” traffic violations and somehow violated state law.  The Missouri State Auditor disagrees with Better Together’s calculations and concluded that 27.8% was the number and was below the amount authorized by state law.  The state auditors also gave the St. Ann Court a GOOD ranking on our accounting/court practices which is the second highest ranking given. Additionally, conveniently left out of Better Together’s “narrative” was the context in which the tickets that resulted in this revenue were written.  In 2013 the City was in middle of a partnership with the Missouri Department of Transportation to lower the number of accidents on I-70 that were a result of speeding.  This effort started in 2010 and by 2013 serious accidents on St. Ann’s portion of I-70 went from 143 in 2009 to 11 by the end of 2013.  Revenue generated by these tickets was used to pay for the overtime for police officers enforcement efforts.  It was and still is used for paying for School Resource\DARE Officers in Ritenour and Pattonville schools… including 2 at Ritenour High.

Better Together fails to note that in Oct. of 2011 our Board of Alderman took steps to reduce its own government by voting to eliminate and entire Ward, reducing St Ann’s Alderman from 10 to 8 and using the extra dollars to reestablish the St Ann Newsletter, so we could better communicate with our residents. And prior to that in April of 2010 the Board of Alderman voted to reduce its income from $475 to $375 per month.  Presumably, according to Better Together, I make $9000.00/year. Sure wish someone would find that extra $4500.00 for me, it would have come in handy on this campaign. Better Together’s claim that creation of a uni gov brought growth to Indianapolis is very questionable. Just this past July we learned that Indiana did not see business growth till 2013 when they elected a new Governor, who cut taxes. So Better Together’s inability to put out correct information reflects irresponsibility on their part and the part of their sponsors.

My first experience with Better Together was a couple of years ago at my Airport Township meeting.

The more I learned about it, the less I liked. I informed my City Administrator but not sure he really believed at the time it would get this far.

I believe that the best Governing is done closest to the people. The idea of getting rid of 90 x let’s say 8 immediate voices of the people and reducing that number to 7-9 is scary enough but to then know through personal experience that listening will be the last thing on our County Councils mind…I fathom the possibilities.

Remember neither I nor quite a few of my residents received a reply from our Councilman on the Stengers Police Bill issue. For me to get a response I had to let him know that I would let 13,000 constituents know that he was not responding to their Alderman through a direct mail newsletter.

 I have been attending County meetings since October, one time the Council actually told a guy that the Public Speaking portion of their meeting was not to answer questions but just to allow the public to speak.

     So with this in mind let’s get back to Better Together. My 1st eye opener to their agenda was through the Police Study. My City Administrator and I attended the Des Peres meeting where I watched the speaker consistently try to lead the facts of the publics responses to his questions to ensure the answers fit his agenda. I knew he didn’t care to listen, when I approached him after the meeting to stop in and have a chat with my Chief, in St Ann we prefer to elect our Chief, this way he is beholding to the people versus the Mayor. He never did stop by.

Later they held a meeting at Bridgeton’s Community Center here the same type of leading the answers took place but he met with great opposition to his cause here by both St Ann and Bridgeton residents. Still their study persists on showing that people would benefit from a combined City/County Merger.

     My City Admin, now a bit wearier worked with a group called My Town-Our Country. We now know them as Cities Strong. Cities Strong had an UMSL Professor do a separate study which showed $589 million dollars had been left out of Better Together’s Indianapolis versus St Louis study proving it is actually cheaper to maintain our current system of governing. This study can be found on my website as well. In July we learned that Indiana did not see business growth till 2013 when they elected a new Governor, who cut taxes. So Better Together’s claim that creation of a uni gov brought growth to Indianapolis is again questionable.

            I also attended reporter Craig Cheatum’s Special Meeting, most certainly the agenda became clear here and began to identify those who were involved.

            It is politics folks…just check your candidate’s contribution lists.

Should you choose to visit my website I have a page dedicated to - Against Better Together with links to a few studies, my personal views, resident comments and some answers I have placed on comments or questions posed to me to date in my campaign. I put together a Facebook Poll which reflected overall that 84% of those that took it were against Better Together.

 As I knock on doors it is a topic I bring up, the people barely know what this is, and it is very important that we ensure they truly understand the ultimate goals of this group.

 

In my conversations I have not spoken to a resident of a Municipality yet that would prefer to lose their present form of government.

Most praise the various programs the munis present, love their Police Forces and those with Fire Departments love them as well.

None however are aware that the School Districts are also at risk as the ultimate goal of combining the city and county does include the schools as well. The goal is similar to that of the Chicago School District…you know the one that is 70 million dollars in debt.

           

            Personally I see no benefit for anyone in Better Together except maybe for Rex Sinquefield whose reasoning for pushing this upon us is to rid the City of its 1% Earnings Tax which the people of the city just voted again to keep in place.

Rex has gained ground through the media he owns and we see the frequent pushes of misleading data to brainwash the general public into believing his rhetoric.

            I fear Rex is winning the game on this topic, as those that govern seem to fear informing the public on this topic and of course that is tripled by Better Together’s call out that governments would indeed do just that to keep our little fiefdoms. An informed public can make better decisions. It’s one of the reasons I get the message out while knocking on doors.

            Though I am not saying that every municipality will survive, I am saying its survival should be decided by its residents and not someone who projects they know better for us.

Jobs are the answer, people need to feel independent to have hope, a reason to go to school, Jobs in North County have been neglected for 3 decades.

 

Running our County should be about “WORKING FOR THE PEOPLE, to make St. Louis County a strong and business friendly environment, thus providing JOBS for the people of St Louis County -North, South, East and West while assisting in keeping our County Schools Strong, our citizens Safe, our infrastructure strong, and providing necessary services to the People.”

 

A VOTE FOR AMY IS A VOTE TO PREVENT “BETTER TOGETHER”, if you prefer “Better Together” vote for my opponent, he will vote that through for you.








Seen here in this video, I take a stand on Stenger's Police Bill 276.

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12/1/15

st louis countys police bill after meeting with 29 cities iniative

minimum standards for county pds in 6 mths vs 6 years

sub 1 for bill 276 but no minimum standards are defined now

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12/1/15 bill 276

As residents we need to be letting our voices be heard, before we only have ONE voice to represent us….

Our Councilman Sam Page was a Yes Vote, Mr. Page received a number of emails and calls that I am aware of telling him to vote No on Stengers bill, Mr. Page thru his Yes Vote insinuates that he doesn't have faith in Municipal/Local control.....                                   

Mr. Sam Page chose not to listen to his constituents

 So can we ever trust Sam Page to listen to us, his Constituents???                                     KMOV.com

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I deeply respect and appreciate every Police Officer and Every Department.
My fight against this bill is purely for its Constitutional issues.

If a bill is Not Constitutional it will never pass by my vote.

Note: County Officers Yes I have been attending the Meetings since Oct '15 and understand that there is an issue with respect to pay that needs to be addressed. As well with Corrections...8yrs too long to go without!

TIME TO SPEAK UP!

I shared my opinion with the chief on his st louis county facebook page   

i think its time for us all to speak up and share our opinions,

 before Better Together gets their way and we are left with one police force and one merged city county conglomerate.

 if you feel the same way pls share and express your opinion....my comments are below his

 though i do not blame the chief for his speech as it wreaks of political pressure and a money grab.    

 my guess is st louis county government expects to pick up all the munis that cannot exist under sb5,

by doing this they will pick up all the taxes on your homes and businesses, business licenses and income from the sales taxes on businesses within those borders. permit fees etc.....

 so i have to ask....I

 Is our government truly looking out for us the residents of st louis county or are they looking out after meeting their bottom lines?   

 after all if they take over all of it, they can cut services in the name of budget

 in my opinion this is the problem with both the state highway patrol who only has 4 cars on patrol at a time for a 200 mile radius from st louis to rolla  and st louis county and city pd's as we see both are asking for 180 and 120 more officers but do not have the budget to do so,

 then as you read below in my comments you have 1 car operating at a time from twin oaks to eureka and cannot beat 20 min service times versus the 2-3 minute service times muni pd's can offer.   

 as far as sb5 goes other than the 12.5% for only st louis county munis vs 20% for the entire rest of the state  it's a good bill.....

 but credit for this should not go to eric schmitt who pushed his bill thru the senate with a 34-0 vote

it should go to the house of representatives who actually put some meat in the bill to protect the citizens and eliminate tickets worth 4pts and under from being a criminal offense....here is where many senseless warrants were written.  

 A BIG THANK YOU TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE WHO ACTUALLY MADE THIS BILL A BILL WORTH PASSING   

 UNFORTUNATELY THEY FAILED TO FIX THE PART THAT MAKES IT ILLEGAL....by singling out st louis county munis only at 12.5% vs 20% for the rest of the state this bill is UNCONSTITUTIONAL as it has created UNEQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW FOR ALL MISSOURIANS.   

 AGAIN I WOULD LIKE TO THANK MARY NICHOLS FOR ATTEMPTING TO CHANGE THE 12.5 VS 20% HOWEVER THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE WHO WAS OBVIOUSLY COMPROMISED WOULD NOT CALL ON HER TO PRESENT, here i listened to the passing of the bill to know this.   

As you have seen in the media....

they are working hard to come after st ann,

their facts however are off base   

it's time to speak up for your muni and others....

 as it should be our decision as voters on how we are governed not theirs...and they are not listening to their constituents....  

Stenger Contact info, let him know what you think

St. Louis County Police

 https://www.facebook.com/StLouisCountyPolice?fref=nf

June 11 at 3:31pm

Mishmash Municipalities? Our Citizens Deserve Better  By Chief Jon Belmar

"As the events in Ferguson transpired last August, many long-standing issues in St. Louis area policing were exposed to the nation for scrutiny. Suddenly, the 90 St. Louis County municipalities and their municipal courts were scrutinized by the public for the predatory nature of their traffic enforcement and the exorbitant court fines and fees imposed on primarily poor, minority citizens. Protesters and

community members alike demanded a new model of policing: a model where the focus is not on sustaining insolvent governments and exaggerated police traffic units.

I am here to tell you that small police co-ops or consolidations headed by unaccredited departments are not what the St. Louis region deserves. St. Louis County has too many of these small departments. By combining resources, they give the appearance of a substantial department, but the numbers are deceiving.

First of all, some of these municipalities count reserve officers as their part of their total. Doing this artificially inflates the ratio of officers to citizens, not to mention places public safety in the hands of volunteers with unreliable training records.

Furthermore, the departments aspiring to unite the smaller forces are only able to do so knowing that the St. Louis County Police Department is always a phone call away to handle the resource-intense policing such as homicide investigations, barricaded subjects, crowd control, or officer-involved criminal activity. A collection of transient officers with little professional policing experienced hired to primarily enforce traffic violations is not what is needed in the most socio-economically challenged areas of St. Louis County.

What the region needs for such areas is a stable police department with the resources to tackle the long-standing issues in these areas with a focus on public safety and promoting vibrant communities. This is only done through a large established department with years of municipal contracting experience. The mishmash of municipal agencies vying for power will not improve public safety. The model of public safety-focused policing that we propose is consistent with the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, the Police Executive Research Forum and is supported locally by the NAACP.

The St. Louis County Police Department not only has the resources in manpower and tangible assets, but more importantly, it has technical expertise and leadership to accomplish real public safety. The men and women of the department are accomplished career law enforcement professionals giving them the requisite skills and knowledge to provide the quality law enforcement that every citizen deserves. The St. Louis County Police Department stands ready to serve."

 

MY COMMENTS TO CHIEF'S OPINION

 Amy Poelker

I see chief that you prefer we operate under a Federalized Police Force. How soon after you succeed at this do you come after our 2nd Amendment Rights?

Must i remind you that Maryland Heights was created out of the failures of the st louis county policing policies.

Ask the lady from the des peres better together meeting why she had to get her ccw.

The answer was st. Louis cty pd cant get to her any sooner than 20 minutes because u deem eureka to twin oaks as only needing one car to patrol it.

I respect u, the badge, and your officers.

But u r not allowed the budget to do the job that is needed.

When i call 911 i and everyone i know expects 2-3 minute response times and with my muni that is what i get.

Munis exist for a reason and it is not governments job to decide how we the people want to be governed.

Its our decision and that's why there is something called Voting.

MERGER STUDY - BETTER TOGETHER NOT!

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NEWSLETTER DEC 2015

My Introduction to Candidacy to the Municipal Mayors


Good Afternoon Municipal Mayors of St Louis County District 2,
 
I am Amy Poelker. Currently I hold Office as the City of St Ann's Alderman in Ward 2, my Mayor Corcoran is also attached to this email.
 
I just wanted to take a moment to let all of you know that I will be opposing our current County Councilman Sam Page in the November 8th Election.
 
When I was asked to run for this office, there were many reasons I decided to attempt it, the most important of those being:
 
1. Stenger's Police Bill - I personally spoke out against this Bill 2 times at the St Louis County Meetings - Pictures of these speeches can be linked near the bottom of this page in my website, if you click the picture it will expand for ease in reading http://nocofoshojrvbc.tripod.com/amypoelker/id66.html
 
2. The Better Together Movement - Here I have been fighting this movement for the last 2 years, attending the Des Peres, Bridgeton and Cheatum's Special meetings. As well as opposing comments on many of the Articles they put out. I also am running a Poll on Facebook, my website and placed in the Localite which reaches 7 of the munis attached for public opinion which though has only been taken by 161 people so far, indicates that the residents Do Not want Better Together which is the purpose of the poll, to prove this. Also found on this page http://nocofoshojrvbc.tripod.com/amypoelker/id66.html and a page dedicated to Better Together on this page http://nocofoshojrvbc.tripod.com/amypoelker/id68.html .
 
http://citiesstrong.com/studies/ - As seen here in this CitiesStrong Study done by an UMSL Professor, Better Together leaves information and data collection out of their work if it does not prove their agenda to be correct. In the case of Indianapolis they left out a half a million dollars into the summary, likely because if it had been included it would show that we actually save money through Municipal Governing.
This group was formed to advocate regional collaboration, local decision-making and hometown pride in our distinctive communities. We welcome creative and willing collaboration to better serve our citizens. We are a source of credible and complete research and information about the respective roles of local governments that are closest to our citizens. Please join us! Our City Administrator is on the Board.
 
I hope that you will take a moment to review my website below and decide for yourselves, if you would like to change the course of Better Together and the County Council, who seems to myself, is working to eliminate the Municipal Governments through tedious/onerous bills.
 
I have been and will continue to be in attendance at your meetings, simply to learn more about your municipalities. So that should I succeed in November, I can assist you in whatever ways you may need in the future. Some of the meeting dates overlap, so I must rotate those monthly. I will not be disrupting your meetings to announce my candidacy, however if you are aware of any methods by which I can reach out to your residents similar to our Localite Newpaper, I would appreciate being made aware of.
 
I will be door knocking myself on as many doors as I can reach before the Nov 8th Election, please make sure your Police Chiefs are aware that I will be in your areas.
 
I am a strong advocate for Communication, I am sure Mayor Corcoran can attest to this, and you will see many snapshots of my residents on my webpage and things they have said about me.
 
I appreciate your taking the time to read this email.
 
Sincerely,
Amy Poelker

My Introduction to Candidacy for Municipal Council/Alderman


Good Morning,  Councils of St Louis County District 2,
 
I am Amy Poelker. Currently I hold Office as the City of St Ann's Alderman in Ward 2, which I have held for 5 years now.
 
I just wanted to take a moment to let all of you know that I will be opposing our current County Councilman in the November 8th Election.
 
When I was asked to run for this office, there were many reasons I decided to attempt it, the 2 most important of those seen below of which our County Councilman did vote yes on Stengers Police Bill - which I believe was a stepping stone into Better Together:
 
1. Stenger's Police Bill - I personally spoke out against this Bill 2 times at the St Louis County Meetings - Pictures of these speeches can be linked near the bottom of this page in my website, if you click the picture it will expand for ease in reading http://nocofoshojrvbc.tripod.com/amypoelker/id66.html
 
2. The Better Together Movement - Here I have been fighting this movement for the last 2 years, attending the Des Peres, Bridgeton and Cheatum's Special meetings. As well as opposing comments on many of the Articles they put out. I also am running a Poll on Facebook, my website and placed in the Localite which reaches 7 of the munis attached for public opinion which though has only been taken by 161 people so far, indicates that the residents Do Not want Better Together which is the purpose of the poll, to prove this. Also found on this page http://nocofoshojrvbc.tripod.com/amypoelker/id66.html and a page dedicated to Better Together on this page http://nocofoshojrvbc.tripod.com/amypoelker/id68.html .
 
http://citiesstrong.com/studies/ - As seen here in this Cities Strong Study done by an UMSL Professor, Better Together leaves information and data collection out of their work if it does not prove their agenda to be correct. In the case of Indianapolis, they left out a half a million dollars into the summary, likely because if it had been included it would show that we actually save money through Municipal Governing.
This group was formed to advocate regional collaboration, local decision-making and hometown pride in our distinctive communities. We welcome creative and willing collaboration to better serve our citizens. We are a source of credible and complete research and information about the respective roles of local governments that are closest to our citizens. Please join us! Our St Ann City Administrator is on the Board.
 
I hope that you will take a moment to review my website below and decide for yourselves, if you would like to change the course of Better Together and the County Council, who seems to myself, is working to eliminate the Municipal Governments through tedious/onerous bills.
 
I have been and will continue to be in attendance at your meetings, simply to learn more about your municipalities. So that should I succeed in November, I can assist you in whatever ways you may need in the future. Some of the meeting dates overlap, so I must rotate those monthly. I will not be disrupting your meetings to announce my candidacy, however if you are aware of any methods by which I can reach out to your residents for those cities not in the Localite areas, our local paper, I would appreciate being made aware of.
 
I will be door knocking myself on as many doors as I can reach before the Nov 8th Election. I had a great question this weekend in Florissant where the resident wanted to know just what I would be doing for the City of Florissant? Answer was - "Actually only what they ask of me, and keeping the Cities informed, as the Municipal Governments run themselves and St Louis County is merely a backup for a few larger situations the munis may have and of course for unincorporated I would be performing the same duties as I do now for my residents."
 
I am a strong advocate for Communication, I am sure Mayor Corcoran and my Co-Alderman can attest to this, and you will see many snapshots of my residents on my webpage and things they have said about me. Please feel free to ask them as well.
 
I appreciate your taking the time to read this email.
 
Sincerely,
Amy Poelker

Good Morning, Municipal Chiefs of St Louis County District 2,
 
I am Amy Poelker. Currently I hold Office as the City of St Ann's Alderman in Ward 2, which I have held for 5 years now.
 
I just wanted to take a moment to let all of you know that I will be opposing our current County Councilman in the November 8th Election.
 
When I was asked to run for this office, there were many reasons I decided to attempt it, the 2 most important of those seen below of which our County Councilman did vote yes on Stengers Police Bill - which I believe was a stepping stone into Better Together:
 
1. Stenger's Police Bill - I personally spoke out against this Bill 2 times at the St Louis County Meetings - Pictures of these speeches can be linked near the bottom of this page in my website, if you click the picture it will expand for ease in reading http://nocofoshojrvbc.tripod.com/amypoelker/id66.html
 
2. The Better Together Movement - Here I have been fighting this movement for the last 2 years, attending the Des Peres, Bridgeton and Cheatum's Special meetings. As well as opposing comments on many of the Articles they put out. I also am running a Poll on Facebook, my website and placed in the Localite which reaches 7 of the munis attached for public opinion which though has only been taken by 167 people so far, indicates that the residents Do Not want Better Together which is the purpose of the poll, to prove this. Also found on this page http://nocofoshojrvbc.tripod.com/amypoelker/id66.html and a page dedicated to Better Together on this page http://nocofoshojrvbc.tripod.com/amypoelker/id68.html .
 
http://citiesstrong.com/studies/ - As seen here in this Cities Strong Study done by an UMSL Professor, Better Together leaves information and data collection out of their work if it does not prove their agenda to be correct. In the case of Indianapolis, they left out a half a million dollars into the summary, likely because if it had been included it would show that we actually save money through Municipal Governing.
This group was formed to advocate regional collaboration, local decision-making and hometown pride in our distinctive communities. We welcome creative and willing collaboration to better serve our citizens. We are a source of credible and complete research and information about the respective roles of local governments that are closest to our citizens. Please join us! Our St Ann City Administrator is on the Board. Through him I as well have been involved in data collection and opposition to this movement.
 
I hope that you will take a moment to review my website below and decide for yourselves, if you would like to change the course of Better Together and the County Council, who seems to myself, is working to eliminate the Municipal Governments and Police Departments through tedious/onerous bills. Ultimately from what I have researched their end goal is to also combine all the school districts into one district, similar to Chicago’s (currently Chicago’s school system is 70 Million in the red). Fire districts etc. are all part of this plan.

              I will be the NO VOTE for anything on the Council, should I win the election that has anything to do with Better Together.
               
I will be door knocking myself on as many doors as I can reach before the Nov 8th Election. I had a great discussion this weekend in Florissant that reminded me I should have contacted the Chiefs as well. So that you can inform your Neighborhood Watches that I will be out and about. I have already contacted the Councils and Mayors.

Just one more note and if you have not gotten this idea already from my email, I fully support the Municipal Policing and my Chief Jimenez can attest to this. 
I appreciate your taking the time to read this email. Thank you for all you do for the citizens of your Municipalities, etc.
 
Sincerely,
Amy Poelker

Should I win the Office I have created a Phone App on my Municipal link page of my website for downloading. It links to my phone, email, website (which has a link to my Facebook page and Twitter, designed to ensure open communication with Dist. 2. https://youcanalwayscallonamy.appsme.com/


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