I have written St. Louis Democratic City Central Committee requesting the Committee seek a veto from Mayor Krewson on Board Bill 92 to reduce authority of City Treasurer Tishaura Jones and to support any lawsuit by the Treasurer to strike down the legislation.
The Votes by Aldermen are not available on the BOA website yet.
As mentioned in the email, Central Committee previously opposed elimination of Recorder of Deeds and state legislation to reduce authority of our elected Sheriff.
Consistency dictates if Central Committee will defend two elected county offices against takeovers, it should do the same for a third county office, and all county offices.
Board Bill 92 is sponsored by 22nd Ward Alderman, and perennial citywide candidate, Jeffrey Boyd, who came in 5th of 7 candidates for mayor in March of this year. He received only 1,439 votes. Jones came in 2nd with 16,374, only 888 votes separating her and winner 28th Ward Alderwoman Lyda Krewson.
Boyd came in 3rd of 4 candidates in the August 2012 Treasurer election in which Jones won her first term.
In August 2014, Boyd ran and lost to Mavis Thompson for City License Collector.
Perennial Candidate, that’s Jeffrey Boyd. Sore Loser.
6/22/2-17 St. Louis American: Using reserve funds is only a quick fix
7/6/2017 St. Louis American: Political payback still holds St. Louis back
— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman