St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is asking the business community to step up to help fight crime in the city.
Slay says finding jobs for at-risk teens is the best way to keep them out of trouble.
The goal is to create 500, 8-week summer jobs for young people ages 16 to 23 in two pilot areas in North and South St. Louis.
The test neighborhoods in question have high populations of young people who face significant academic and social challenges.
The St. Louis Board of Aldermen will resume discussions next week of the city’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
The budget presented to the board by Mayor Francis Slay totals $985 million.
Among the cuts to the budget that Slay is proposing includes essentially eliminating the city’s cable TV channel, known as STL-TV.
The cut was rejected by the board of estimate and apportionment, but Slay says he remains confident that the Board of Aldermen will see that STL-TV is a luxury the city can’t afford.
Updated at 2:15 p.m. May 6 with official emergency declaration.
St. Louis's building commissioner has ordered the immediate removal of Cupples 7 due to "significant hazards that pose an immediate and imminent danger to the public health, safety and welfare."
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