League Promotes Police Department Certification

At the November 30 General Membership meeting, The League unanimously endorsed the St. Louis Area Police Chiefs Associations (SLAPCA), “Law Enforcement Best Practices Agreement”.

In September of 2016 the League started meeting with SLAPCA to develop a set of best practices for St. Louis area police departments.  The first part of this year, SLAPCA established a subcommittee to work toward developing a policy or set of standards.  The committee was Chaired by Chief Tim Lowery of Florissant.  The committee included chiefs from St. Louis County, St. Charles County, the St. Louis Area City Managers (SLACMA) and the Leageu.

Ultimately, the committee developed the Best Practice Agreement which calls for all police agency to adopt certain polices by January 1, 2019 and to be fully accredited by January 1, 2022 (accreditation is a three year process) as a requirement for membership in SLAPCA.  SLAPCA’s membership includes St. Charles agencies as well and the agreement was unanimously approved by their membership in October.

SLACMA, adopted the agreement earlier this month and the General Membership of the League unanimously endorsed the agreement on November 30.  The motion included compliance with the agreement as a condition of 2017 11 30 SLAPCA Best Practices Finalmembership in the League.

City of St. Louis and St. Louis County Intergovernmental Collaboration Study

The study examined nearly all service delivery areas within the City and the County governments. The goal of the study was to identify initiatives that have the potential to create financial savings for both governments or enhance existing service levels for the citizens in the St. Louis region. It is our opinion that substantial opportunities exist in a variety of areas. We are encouraged that as we shared our findings and recommendations with both leaders in both the City and County, some of our findings and recommendations are already being discussed and studied for possible implementation.City County Intergovernmental Collaboration Study PFM

Call for Public Comment – Transportation Alternatives Program

East-West Gateway is seeking public comment on the 21 pedestrian- and bicycle-focused transportation projects recently recommended for funding through the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). You can find details regarding the program and submit your comments online by visiting the East-West Gateway website. Comments can also be mailed to East-West Gateway Council of Governments ATTN: TAP, One South Memorial Drive, Suite 1600, St. Louis, MO 63102. The public comment period runs through Tuesday, Sept. 5.

UMSL Chancellor’s Certificate in Fundamentals of Planning and Zoning

The Chancellor’s Certificate in Fundamentals of Planning and Zoning from the University of Missouri-St.Louis is a seven-module course taught by a team of senior practitioners that covers planning practices, processes and other topics crucial for local government success. The program is designed for municipal and county planning and zoning commissioners, elected officials, municipal staff, and citizens interested in the planning and zoning process. Modules are held weekly on Thursdays from 6-9 p.m., Oct. 12 to Dec. 7 (no class on Oct. 19 and Nov. 23) at the J.C. Penney Conference Center on UMSL’s campus. You can register online for individual modules for $75 each or all seven for $400.


The Municipal League of Metro St. Louis invites elected officials and city staff to attend “Lunch & Learn,” a series of interactive workshops designed to help participants master their leadership skills. Linda Goldstein, an expert in innovative community engagement strategies, strategic communications and public policy will facilitate the programs.

We hope you’ll join us for one or all three presentations!

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

January 24, February 28 and March 28, 2016

The Municipal League of Metro St. Louis offices

Second floor Conference Room, 1034 S. Brentwood Blvd., Richmond Heights, MO 63117

Join us for three workshops:

  • Leading Change: Strategies for Successful Citizen Engagement
  • Leading Change: Effective Teamwork and Leadership Styles
  • Leadership Challenges: Leading Other Leaders

The workshop outlines are attached.  The cost is $45 per luncheon. For more information or to reserve your seat please call the League office at 314-726-4747 or e-mail at staff@stlmuni.org

About Linda Goldstein

The first female mayor of the City of Clayton, MO, Linda spent more than 14 years in public service and is known for her ability to build consensus and a collective vision in order to achieve bold and transformative community initiatives. She has more than 20 years experience as a senior level organizational leader and small business owner.

Proposal for City Re-Entry into St. Louis County

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