The Board of Public Service is defined by Article XIII of the City Charter. By Charter, the Board of Public Service has authority over "permits for use of public places", for "permits for private businesses...as provided by ordinance", "grants and dedications of property", "establishment of (road) grades", and "City engineering, construction, and re-construction".
The Board of Public Service is comprised of the Board President and the Directors of these City Departments:
President - Richard T. Bradley, P.E.
Health - Pamela Rice Walker, MPA, CPHA, Acting Director
Human Services - William Siedhoff, Director
Parks, Recreation, and Forestry - Gary D. Bess, Director
Public Safety - Richard Gray, Director
Public Utilities - Curtis B. Skouby, P.E., Director
Streets - Todd Waelterman, Director
The business of the Board is managed by the Board Secretary, Cherise Thomas. The meetings are held every Tuesday afternoon beginning at 1:45 pm in City Hall - Kenndy Room. For more information visit stlouis-mo.gov/bps
The Preservation Board is a 9-member panel of citizens and design professionals. The Mayor appoints eight for 4-year terms; the ninth member is Chairman of the Aldermanic Committee on Public Safety. The Board is required to have:
-a registered structural or civil engineer; -a registered architect; -a landscape architect or urban planner; -a real estate broker; and -an art or architectural historian. The Board acts as an administrative law judge and is governed by state law. The City Counselor represents the Board and its members.
Current Board Members Richard Callow, Chairman Hon. Craig Schmid Nathaniel Johnson David Richardson David Visintainer Melanie Fathman Michael Killeen Anthony Robinson Erin Wright
Board Meetings The Preservation Board meets at 4:00 P.M. the fourth Monday of the month at: 1520 Market Street Boardroom - Second Floor St. Louis, Missouri 63103 The Board may change its meeting time or date, or schedule a special meeting. These changes are published on this web page and posted in our office. Notification is sent to applicants, City officials and citizens on our mailing list. For more information, contact the Board's Secretary:
Adona Buford Preservation Board Secretary and Administrative Assistant (314) 657-3865
The thirteen-member Planning Commission adopts and amends the comprehensive Strategic Land Use Plan and General Land Use Plan for the City of St. Louis.
The Commission adopts zoning ordinances and makes decisions on some variance and all rezoning petitions, thereby guiding the development and redevelopment of the City. It also renews blighting studies and redevelopment plans and provides recommendations to the Board of Aldermen.
The Planning Commission consists of thirteen members. The following city officials are members: The President of the Board of Public Service and the Chairs of the Transportation and Housing, Urban Development and Zoning Committees of the Board of Aldermen. The Mayor, Comptroller and President of the Board of Aldermen each designate one member. The Mayor appoints the seven remaining members ("citizen members").
The directors of the Departments of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, Public Safety, Public Utilities and Streets serve as advisors to the Commission.
Major Responsibilities: Adopts plans as official plans for the City of St. Louis Acts as the Zoning Commission for the City of St. Louis Reviews zoning, redevelopment proposals, Planned Unit Development Districts, and other proposed legislation for compliance with adopted plans Hears appeals of decisions by the Preservation Board.
The Planning Commission meets the first Wednesday of every month at 5:30 P.M. Meetings are held at the Planning & Urban Design Agency large boardroom located at 1520 Market Street, 2nd floor, Suite 2000 and are open to the public unless otherwise posted.
Current Planning Commissioners Susan A. Stauder (Chairwoman) Alderwoman Lyda Krewson Alderman Shane Cohn Dan Jay Dave Visintainer Ted Spaid Patrick Brown Ivy Pinkston Michael Powers Richard T. Bradley