Board Bill 194, introduced by Alderman Freeman Bosley Sr. (Ward 3), would ban smoking in all City-owned and leased buildings, including Lambert Airport. A resolution was passed to test the air at Lambert Airport.
Your action now and in
coming months can help the bill succeed. Here’s how:
# 1 : The first hurdle for the bill is passage in the Health and Human Services Committee. Members of the Committee include:
Greg Carter, Chair (Ward 27)
Alfred (“Fred”) Wessels, Jr. (Ward 13)
Terry Kennedy (Ward 18)
Irving Clay, Jr. (Ward 26) – a co-sponsor, so thank him
Craig Schmid (Ward 10)
Steve Grigali (Ward 14)
Dionne Flowers (Ward 2)
Jennifer Florida (Ward 15)
Please contact the committee to tell them of your support. If you are a constituent of any of these elected officials, contact from you is especially important.
# 2: Your attendance at the hearing on Board Bill 194 is very important. Sign up with Jeanette Mott Oxford, Grassroots Coordinator at Missouri Partnership on Smoking or Health, to be notified of hearing date, time, and location, once set.
3: If you
are a City resident, please call or write your alderman/woman to tell
him/her of your support. The work address for all aldermen is Board of Aldermen,
City Hall, 1200 Market St., St. Louis, MO 63103.
4: If live
outside St. Louis City, chances are you still use Lambert Airport at least
occasionally. As an airport user, you have every reason to communicate with St.
Louis Mayor Francis Slay on this issue----
Mayor Francis G. Slay
City Hall, Room 200
1200 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
FAX: (314) 622-4061
# 5: Your letters to
the editor to area newspapers will also be helpful as well as calls to public
affairs programs on local television and radio stations. If you need contact
information or writing tips, contact Jeanette.