The Riverfront Times quoted Winston Calvert at length in an article about the ordinances he prepared to make it easier to start and grow a business in the City of St. Louis. Excerpts from the article:
Calvert, meanwhile, was appointed city counselor last May. He recalls printing out Title 8, which ran almost 400 pages and included a host of antiquated rules, such as the one mandating that barber shops shutter after 6 p.m. and on Armistice Day.
Those rules are no longer enforced, Calvert concedes, "but they steer private conduct." For example, an enterprising out-of-towner might Google the ordinance and balk at opening a shop here.