The next League meeting will be held at 7:30 pm on Thursday, November 19 at the City Hall in University City, 6801 Delmar Blvd. Map (Directions: from I-170, exit at eastbound Delmar Blvd. Continue east approximately 2 miles to City Hall on the left. Parking is available by turning left on Sgt. Mike King Dr., the first street east of the City Hall. Lots are behind City Hall.
The meeting is being held on the 3rd Thursday due to Thanksgiving.
Program: The Loop Trolley project is proceeding very well and will provide a unique pedestrian transportation option for Loop visitors and area residents. University City Mayor Shelley Welsch will provide an update on the progress and when riders can expect to hop on.
The main agenda item for the meeting will be the consideration of the Report of the Legislative Affairs Commit-tee. The Committee has retained the gen-eral policy statements that were approved last year and has added specific recommendations for 2016. These include: support for a gas tax increase for transportation funding; revisions to SB 5 to clarify and make the provisions easier to implement; and a revi-sion to the distribution of the countywide one cent and local option 1/4 cent sales taxes.
The report will be sent to our email group and mailed to other mayors and chairmen prior to the meeting. Please see page 3 for a summary of the sales tax proposal.