The April 5 election will be an important one for University City.  Last year, hundreds of citizens across all three wards organized and together, we defeated the Mayor’s $25 Million Bond Issues  – by a stunning margin of nearly 70 percent. The bond issues were poorly planned without any input from citizens. Since then Mayor Welsch and the council majority have done something even more concerning — voting to outsource the city’s ambulance service despite overwhelming public opposition.

We are asking you to support candidates who follow the long-held traditions of University City: open government, taking an independent approach to every issue, listening to citizens and wanting a better city for everyone. These are the candidates we feel deserve your support.

 

WARD 1

 TERRY CROW

In Ward 1, Councilman Terry Crow is seeking re-election. Terry stood with citizens against outsourcing ambulance service and service cuts and helped lead the effort opposing the bond issues last year.  He continues to call for the city to reexamine it’s priorities and fully staff our police and fire departments and make street funding a budget again.  Terry has been a strong voice for residents in the first ward and a stabilizing force on a council fraught with dysfunction.

WARD 1

√ TERRY CROW

WARD 2

√  PAULETTE CARR

In Ward 2, Councilwoman Paulette Carr is seeking re-election. Paulette stood with us to oppose the ill-conceived bond issues and the outsourcing and service cuts to our EMS services.  She has been a champion of open government, against wasteful spending and wants the Police and Fire Departments restored to full staffing. She is always accessible to her constituents and has been doing a good job of representing the residents who are concerned about the proposed redevelopment around City Hall.

WARD 2

√ PAULETTE CARR

WARD 3

  BWAYNE SMOTHERSON

In Ward 3. Mr. Bwayne Smotherson will bring the voice of the people back to the 3rd Ward. He is endorsed by former Third Ward CouncilmanByron Price, who represented the ward for many years. Bwayne was president of the Partridge Heights neighborhood for 12 years. He advocated for getting George Street paved and wants to see further improvements in neighborhoods that make up his ward. Bwayne would do a great job of serving Third Ward residents.

WARD 3

√ BWAYNE SMOTHERSON

PROPOSITION H 

YES

Proposition H is a ballot initiative signed by more than 3500 residents that would require voter approval before the City of University could sell, lease or give away six historically significant buildings in the city – City Hall, the City Hall Annex (police station and the old fire house), the Public Library on Delmar, the old Library on Trinity, the Lion’s Gates and the Sutter-Meyer House. Please vote YES.

PROPOSITION H

√  YES