ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis leaders are contemplating changes that would fundamentally alter the makeup of city government.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1lOer4e ) reports that among the ideas being considered would be allowing aldermen to choose the president of the Board of Aldermen. The position has long been elected by a citywide vote.
No bill has been introduced. Mayor Francis Slay's office says it is focused on other issues and not pushing the idea.
Alderwoman Phyllis Young says some people have spoken with her about the idea. She successfully championed a measure that will reduce the number of city wards to 12 from 28, eliminating 16 aldermanic jobs when it goes into effect in 2022.
But Young says she's not sure if the idea of appointing the aldermanic president will generate support.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com