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St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones on transforming public safety

St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones is defending a proposed budget cut to police funding, calling it the "right thing to do." Jones took office nearly a month ago and has positioned herself as an outspoken advocate of "reimagining" public safety. Mayor Jones joined CBSN to discuss what that looks like in the city she's leading.
Clayton, MOSt. Louis Post-Dispatch

Photos: Clayton hosts reception for new St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones

Clayton Mayor Michelle Harris and St. Louis County Municipal League President and former Olivette Mayor Ruth Springer hosted a reception for new St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones, Thursday, May 13, 2021, at the Seven Gables Inn in Clayton. About 30 St. Louis County mayors attended. Photos by Hillary Levin, hlevin@post-dispatch.com.
Saint Louis, MONewsonyx

St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones Plans To Defund Police And Aid Local Community Services

For a lot of people, “Defund The Police” is simply a talking point. But for St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones, it’s a well-thought-out plan that she hopes to set in motion. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Jones is making plans to cut jail and police budgets and shift the funds toward community efforts like affordable housing and aid for the St. Louis homeless population.
Saint Louis, MOphotonews247.com

St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones Budgets 1 Million for unhoused.

Mayor Tishaura Jones, at her first Press Conference, said, “So announced in the budget, we shifted some of the funds from the 4 million dollars we took from the Police Department to help our unhoused. So now they’ll have more money to help our unhoused and coordinate efforts with the continue of care that currently help our unhoused.”
Saint Louis, MObizjournals

St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones picks an interim top lawyer

St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones has named Matt Moak to be interim city counselor, the top legal position in the government. Her spokesman, Nick Dunne, said he didn't know when the appointment was effective. Michael Garvin, the previous city counselor under Mayor Lyda Krewson, said he would return to his previous position, deputy city counselor.
Saint Louis, MOconstructforstl.org

Mayor Tishaura Jones Announces Stimulus Advisory Board

On Tuesday, Tishaura O. Jones became the first Black woman to be sworn in as mayor of St. Louis. Today, Mayor Jones is announcing her Stimulus Advisory Board, which will advise and assist Mayor Jones by conducting research, building processes, and providing recommendations designed to ensure that American Rescue Plan funds are invested equitably, in line with the community’s priorities, and for maximum transformational impact. The Board, which will meet at 3:00pm on Saturday, May 1st, is charged with considering:
PoliticsRFT (Riverfront Times)

Mayor Tishaura Jones Takes a Crack at Closing the Workhouse

The stubbornly hard-to-kill Workhouse could finally be headed for the end. Mayor Tishaura Jones, on her first full day in office, proposed a new budget that would wipe out funding for the aging jail. "I am proud to begin the process of divesting our city from our expensive arrest and...
Saint Louis, MORFT (Riverfront Times)

Mayor Tishaura Jones Says She 'Has a Dream' for St. Louis

In a hope-filled speech balanced by an acknowledgement of the blockades of the past and the challenges ahead, Tishaura Jones made a grand entrance this afternoon in City Hall as the first Black woman to be sworn in as the mayor of St. Louis. "I am standing on stone that...

New St. Louis mayor Tishaura Jones sworn in

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Tishaura Jones has called systemic racism the biggest obstacle to progress in St. Louis, and the city’s new mayor used her inauguration speech on Tuesday to pledge to fight back against all types of discrimination. Jones was sworn in during a coronavirus-mandated socially distanced ceremony at...