This has to do with offering assistance for any citizens who do not speak English well.
If Ladue wants to have any future hopes of getting federal grants for such things as sidewalk projects, then the city must comply with regulations such as Title VI, which relates to equal opportunity and Limited English Proficiency (LEP), which it has for done for years now. But this time, the Ladue City Council adopted a resolution to put it firmly on the books. “We apply this (Title VI) to all the business we do in the city,” said Ladue’s administrator Michael Woolridge. Now, the council wants to take it a step further. At the request of council members, City Attorney John Maupin will research language for a draft ordinance for their consideration. Much of this work has already been put in place by the St. Louis Municipal League. These …
A satisfactory resolution to the gate issue is not coming easy to the Ladue City Council anytime soon.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Although the council sent the bill concerning gates back to the Zoning and Planning Commission in January, some council members still have a problem with the language. To review, in 2001, Ladue passed a law regulating driveway monuments and gates because some residents felt that gates did not represent an “open inviting community,” according to City Administrator Mike Wooldridge. “The bill said they (gates) were discouraged.” The issue arose again in 2004, and language prohibiting gates on residential driveways was passed. The issue came before the council again in February 2010, and they declined the request for review. At a public hearing held at Monday’s meeting, James Pona, city planning consultant, said the commission had approved an …