Committees & Caucuses

John is a member of the Board of Aldermen’s Ways & Means Committee, Public Safety Committee, Transportation & Commerce Committee, Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, Legislative Matters Committee, and Education & Youth Matters Committee.

Ways & Means Committee: considers all matters and bills related to questions of finance, assessments, budget, public debt and appropriations of the city.

Public Safety Committee: Considers all matters pertaining to the Department of Public Safety, the Police Department, Corrections (city jails) Division, Excise division (liquor laws and regulations), the Fire Department, the Building Inspection & Code Division, the City Emergency Management Agency, and issues relating to Public Safety and well-being.

Transportation & Commerce Committee: Considers all matters pertaining to the transportation and commerce industries. Providing oversight of St. Louis Lambert-Airport, and railroads, wharves, ports, bridges, inter-city/state trucking, state and federal highways, public and mass transit.

Intergovernmental Affairs Committee: Considers all matters in relation to federal, state and local governmental agencies and to evaluate and monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of all programs initiated through the Board of Aldermen or other legislative concerns.

Legislative Matters Committee: Considers and reports upon existing and proposed laws and recommends changes when indicated, matters of personnel, civil service, the Law Department, City Courts. The committee examines matters relating to elections, registrations and revisions of ordinances and reports on all bills and measures remaining from the previous session and requiring further consideration. It considers the amount and sufficiency of city bonds and license taxes.

Education & Youth Matters Committee: Considers matters pertaining to education and youth development. This includes youth and adult education and youth development matters in both the public and private sectors. John serves as Chairman for the Committee on Education & Youth Matters.

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