Monthly Archives: August 2010

Another Opportunity Knocks for East St. Louis!

The designs for the Gateway Arch grounds have been released and are now making a ‘round-the-region tour. I have mixed feelings about the final designs. Thankfully, none of them proposed a giant croquet mallet across from the Arch! A positive … Continue reading

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Rethinking Hancock

A judge has recently declared that the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District’s stormwater fee is illegal.  What a shame.  A lot of time and resources went into developing that new fee structure and those revenues were doing something very important—even … Continue reading

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The “B” Word: How Bankruptcy Could Benefit East St. Louis

It’s the word that politicians fear—bankruptcy. It’s linked to failure. It’s giving up. It’s letting the ship sink. I can just picture elected officials saying, “Not on my watch!” This view is wrong. East St. Louis could benefit greatly from … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from Highway 40

The very first assignment I had in my very first policy wonk job was to fill out a survey for my boss.  It was from the Missouri Department of Transportation and it was about completely rebuilding Highway 40.  That was … Continue reading

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Missing KFUO Radio: How the Market Works

It’s a little quieter in my household now that KFUO is gone.  Yep—I like classical music and I listened to the station a lot.  I listened to it on the last day and listened to my favorite hosts bid their … Continue reading

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