In this episode we speak with Scott Ogilvie, 24th Ward alderman in the City of St. Louis. Twice elected from the neighborhoods south of Forest Park, Scott has become known for asking difficult policy questions of the city and his colleagues, while pushing for political reform and good governance.
Ogilvie has won support and earned critics by being one of the few alderman with an outspoken vision for the city as a whole. We speak to Scott about the upcoming every-five-years challenge at the ballot box to the city’s 1% earnings tax, the failed effort to keep the NFL Rams in St. Louis, and much more. You can find Scott on Twitter @ward24stl and check out his website at ward24stl.com.
nextSTL began as the St. Louis Urban Workshop in 2009. Since then, the site has continued to incorporate more voices across more platforms to tell the story, past, present, & future, of St. Louis. Now it’s time to launch the Future Great City podcast.