Members* The Ways & Means Commission consists of 2 members from each ward and up to 2 at-large members. All members have equal voting rights. All terms are 2-year, renewable terms. The Mayor, Finance Director and City Administrator also serve on the Commission.
Alderman Linda Rallo (Chairman), Ward 4
Betty Cotner (Finance Director)
Gary Hoelzer (City Administrator)
Jonathan F. Dalton (Mayor), Ward 1
Hal Schuchmann (Regular member), Ward 1
Randi Weber (Regular member), Ward 1
Oz Conrad (Regular member), Ward 2
Katie Johnson (At-Large member), Ward 2
John Russon (Regular member), Ward 3
John Wichlenski (Regular member), Ward 3
Hans Fredrikson (At-Large Member), Ward 3
Robert Proost (Regular member), Ward 4
Don Roberts (Regular member), Ward 4
*those listed are members of the former Finance Commission that was combined with Benefits & Insurance, this list will be updated upon appointments to be made by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen following June 1, 2016.
A. The Ways & Means Commission shall make recommendations to and advise the Board of Aldermen on such matters as taxes, the annual budget, appropriation of public funds, investment and depositories of City funds and long-range planning for the City.
B. The Commission should assist the Board of Aldermen as financial stewards of the community and shall provide professional financial recommendations to the City with the purpose of maintaining the City as a premier community in St. Louis.
C. The Commission shall assist the Board of Aldermen, City staff and other City commissions in promoting, attracting, retaining and developing businesses and other commercial and economic resources and evaluating the long-term impact on City finances of changes in the mix of businesses and other commercial enterprises and resources.
D. The Commission shall make recommendations to and advise the Board of Aldermen on such matters as employee benefits and retirement as well as all property, liability and other insurance coverages.
E. Consult with City Administrator on administrative functions relating to or impacting financial matters.