August 1, 2021


justice always right

St. Louis County Councilwoman suggests heading to court docket vote dispute

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Adhering to a recent vote on the county chairperson and whether or not or not the vote was legally binding, Councilwoman Lisa Clancy (D-5th District) suggests employing the judicial technique to come to a decision who will be the council chair.

In a statement introduced Saturday, Clancy mentioned going to courtroom will be the finest way to remedy the situation.

“Since we do not agree with their action and are unable to function with two users professing to be Chair and two associates declaring to be Vice-Chair, the proper place to solve this dispute is in the judicial procedure,” Clancy said.

Clancy mentioned she initial consulted with the County Counselor’s workplace to explain current Charter alterations that have been passed by voters and realize the implications for Chair and Vice-Chair selections.

“I then proceeded to stick to the tips our counsel presented. The Council held a vote for Chair and Vice-Chair on January 5, whereby Councilwoman Days and I were both of those nominated but I obtained a greater part of the votes. Councilmember Trakas been given a the greater part of the votes to be Vice-Chair,” Clancy said.

“Questions of legality swiftly arose, as this motion was one particular 7 days prior to the starting of Fourth District Councilwoman Shalonda Webb’s swearing-in. Even so, the vote was held in accordance to the letter of the regulation: the Chair and Vice-Chair should be elected at the to start with meeting of the calendar year and users provide until eventually their successors are
sworn in.”

Clancy explained she believes the court’s interpretation of the predicament is final and she supports the County Counselor for requesting the court docket to intervene.