Aldermen keep gallery open to public
May04

Aldermen keep gallery open to public

DOWNTOWN – Newly-approved rules would keep lobbyists, along with anyone else interested in pending legislation, off the floor of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen. But in a switch from an original version, there will be no restrictions on who can sit in the public gallery overlooking the floor. The board’s Democratic caucus recently voted to exclude lobbyists from the floor and to require those wanting to sit in the gallery to get...

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New rules limit access to Board of Aldermen, floor, gallery
Apr27

New rules limit access to Board of Aldermen, floor, gallery

DOWNTOWN – Supporters of new rules for the Board of Aldermen say limiting access to the board’s floor and gallery will keep pesky lobbyists off the floor when aldermen are deliberating. But some on the board expressed alarm about another part of those rules that require anyone who wants to watch a meeting in the gallery to get a pass from an alderman or the board president. “I would bet we’d get sued by the...

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