Monday, February 26, 2007

The BJC Lease - It's All There!

For anyone looking for a great primer on St. Louis, look no further than the pending BJC lease. It's got it all...

...the sale or leasing of city property
...advancing the city's bid to become a leader in bio-tech
...expanding the city's base of both construction and permanent jobs
...memories of ward redistricting
...citizen petitions
...expansion of the city's health care industry
...creation of neighborhood parks
...expansion of health care services on the city's northside
...revenue creation for the city of St. Louis
...distribution of park funding to wards and neighborhoods
...the role of the Aldermanic Black Caucus
...the role of the Board of Aldermen
...the role of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment

If you thought the issue was simply a choice between hospital expansion or saving parkland, you need to go back to school!

1 comment:

Juan said...

Honestly, how many people out there actually knew that the parkland in question was even part of Forest Park before the current controversy?