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Thursday, 27 February 2014 04:38

STL not bidding for 2016 Dem convention

   The 2016 Democratic National Convention won't be held in St. Louis.  

   The Gateway City was one of about 30 cities to receive letters inviting them to compete to host the convention.  St. Louis officials plan to decline.  

   Mayor Slay's chief of staff Jeff Rainford tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the city is focused on the private fundraising efforts for the ongoing $380 million Gateway Arch grounds redo.  Rainford says its a really big project and must remain the focus for now.  

   He added that St. Louis might bid for the convention in 2020.  

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   St. Louis officials are waiting to see if city residents can navigate their neighborhoods a little better now that the side streets have been plowed.  
   After nearly a foot of snow fell last weekend, followed by sub-zero cold, many residents complained that the streets in their neighborhoods were impassable. So Mayor Francis Slay announced Thursday that it was time for the city to experiment with plowing those side streets.  At a press conference, Slay said, "Too many people have been getting stuck on these side streets.  Too many people cannot get off their streets. They’re angry, and I hear them."
   In a Twitter post this morning, Slay's chief of staff Jeff Rainford wrote that the plows had finished about 4 a.m.   Rainford indicated they cut a single row down the middle of each street in an effort to make the streets passable without burying the cars parked along the curbs.
   The city is asking for feedback on change. City residents are invited to share their opinion here.
 
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