Public sounds off on proposed riverfront stadium

Rams fans and St. Louis residents took turns pleading their cases to the city’s Ways and Means Committee for three hours Saturday at a public hearing on the new Rams stadium.

The aldermanic committee is considering a bill to help fund construction of the proposed stadium. At least five of the eight members of the Ways and Means Committee have expressed skepticism over the stadium funding bill: Alderman Terry Kennedy, D-18th Ward, Chris Carter, D-27th Ward, Sam Moore, D-4th Ward, Antonio French, D-21st Ward and Scott Ogilvie, D-24th Ward.

The majority of city residents who spoke called for a public vote. In August, a St. Louis judge ruled that the city voters don’t have a right to weigh in on the matter.

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