The Tower Grove South Concerned Citizen Council was approved by voters in 2008 as a “Special Taxing District”:

  • The primary purpose is to provide enhanced security for the District which includes:
    • private patrols (off-duty City of St. Louis Police officers);
    • enhanced alley lighting;
    • trash pickup;
    • crime/safety education;
    • and other safety-related services to residents living within the District.

  • Funded 100% by property taxes:
    • Not a Community Improvement District or Tax-Increment Financed (which are funded by sales tax revenue);
    • Revenue received by City of St. Louis in Feb/Mar following the close of each tax year (12/31);
    • The tax rate for 2021 will be set at $0.65 per $100 of assessed value;
    • The maximum tax rate allowable by law is $0.71;
    • Tax rate increases are the decision of the Board and do not require a vote by taxpayers.
  • Boundaries:
    • West: Roger Place;
    • South: Gravois Ave to Phillips/Roger;
    • East: Grand Boulevard;
    • North: Alley between Utah Place and McDonald Avenue.
  • Board members :*
    • Comprised of a 7-person board that is responsible for managing the business and financial activities of the taxing district:
    • Appointed by the Major;
    • Each board member serves a 4-year term;
    • Requires five (5) owners of real property within the District and two (2) renters within the District.
Board MemberPositionDesignationTerm ExpirationEmail Address
VacantChairpersonProperty Owner12/31/
VacantVice ChairProperty Renter12/31/
Carrie KoellerSecretaryProperty Owner12/31/
Deborah CohenTreasurerProperty Owner12/31/
Rene VegaCommissionerProperty Owner12/31/
Ken WarnerCommissionerProperty Renter12/31/

* Board application forms can be found below:

(1) Application Disclosure Form Link

(2) Application Parts B & C Link