St. Louis Aldermanic President Lewis Reed is backing a multimillion dollar bond issue to renovate City Hall. Reed throws a few bones as well. . .fixing up firehouses and police stations and buying some new rolling stock. If memory serves, the city just spent gazillions on fixing up firehouses less than 10 years ago and for new police stations less than 20 years ago. Reed might have some friends in the construction business in need of clients. Meanwhile, some Christians have come down hard on Reed for the timing of three public meetings on the proposal: all the week of April 14, which if he were Christian, he would realize that’s Holy Week, and a time of reflection and prayer for many. Can the timed meetings avoid pubic input?