There was a meeting of the EWIDA on Thursday, Feb. 20 at St. Margaret of Scotland church basement. Rep. Michael Colona and Rep. Michael Butler spoke about recent legislative battles and about the upcoming Citywide Caucus meeting that will gather city and state elected officials together to coordinate upcoming legislation. Sean Spencer of the Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation gave an overview of the new organization and what we can expect for programs and involvement. Alderman Conway spoke about the Kingshighway bridge replacement and gave an update from the Board of Aldermen. Committeeman Jack Stelzer was absent due to his wife having knee surgery but asked Norah Ryan to let us know about an upcoming fundraiser for Recorder of Deeds, Sharon Quigley Carpenter. I relayed Metro’s intentions of holding community meetings ahead of their fare increases, warned people against signing Rex Sinquefield’s Great teacher petitions, and announced a starting date of April 2 for my Preschool Storytime partnership with Isaiah 58 Ministries and Compton Heights Christian Church (we are always looking for volunteer readers or donations of books if you are interested!) Kevin McKinney circulated an early voting petition and the EWIDA voted to officially endorse the initiative.
As these aren’t the “official” minutes, I apologize in advance for any omissions or errors. The next meeting will be on Thursday, March 20, 7:30pm at SMOS church basement. Let me know if you have any questions.