Monday, January 21, 2013
The ban, which targets groups like the Westboro Baptist Church, was passed by Creve Coeur's City Council last week.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis County Councilman Steve Stenger, D-Affton, wants to pass legislation that would restrict funeral protests. (Read Previous Story: Appeals Court Rules Manchester Can Restrict Funeral Protests) Stenger wants legislation that would mirror Creve Coeur's city ordinance which was passed this week by the city council, the Post reports. Last week, Creve Coeur gave final approval to an ordinance similar to Manchester's city ordinance which prohibits protests within 300 feet of a funeral one hour before and one hour after services. It differs in that it includes the phrase "knowingly" to allow that in some cases, a scenario could present itself where someone who lives within the radius described …
Monday, January 14, 2013
The Creve Coeur City Council will also have second reading of a bill to limit funeral protests and will hear about plans for the former Borders space.
Benton Homes' plan for Villas at Mosley, a subdivision plan for 10 homes on Mosley Road near Olive Boulevard, will be up for a first reading Monday night before Creve Coeur's City Council. The project comes to Council after a split decision at the Planning and Zoning Commission. According to minutes from recent P&Z meetings, some residents in the area opposed the development, claiming it put too many homes on 4 acres. Backers of the project say that a previous development for the area that had been approved in 2008 had 11 homes planned. A community walking path that drew opposition from other residents because it potentially came too close to their homes was taken out of the project. Also on Monday's Agenda:
Friday, December 14, 2012
Creve Coeur would be the latest community to pass legislation as a way of curbing protests by the ultra-conservative Westboro Baptist Church.
Creve Coeur City Council members gave first reading Monday to an ordinance which would outlaw protests knowingly taking place within 300 feet of "any residence, cemetery, funeral home, church, synagogue, or other establishment or location during or within one (1) hour before or one (1) hour after any actual funeral or burial service at that place." Ward 2 Councilwoman Tara Nealey proposed the ordinance, after an appeals court upheld a similar law on the books in Manchester. The bill chiefly targets protests by members of the Westboro (KS) Baptist Church, a church which has gained notoriety for protests of military funerals and school events, as signs of its stance against homosexuality. Nealey said Monday the bill is not meant to replace …