ST. LOUIS — St. Louis County Council members Lisa Clancy and Ernie Trakas on Saturday sued 4 opponents on the council to forestall them from taking cost of the seven-member legislative physique.
The lawsuit, filed in St. Louis County Circuit Court docket by the county’s legal professional, asks the court docket to instantly bar council members Rita Heard Days, D-District 1, and Mark More durable, R-Seventh District, from performing as chair and vice chair. Days and More durable couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.
The order would additionally forestall any additional motion by Days, More durable, and council members Tim Fitch, R-Third District, and Shalonda Webb, D-4th District, to reverse a controversial Jan. 5 vote to retain Clancy as chair and Trakas as vice chair.
The lawsuit is the newest improvement in an unprecedented struggle over management of the council and county authorities. Clancy, Trakas and Councilwoman Kelli Dunaway, D-2nd District, have usually supported County Govt Sam Web page, together with on public well being orders and oversight of federal aid funds; Days, More durable and Fitch haven’t.
On Friday, Fitch, More durable and Days had been joined by Shalonda Webb, the newly elected District 4 councilwoman, in voting 4-3 to elect Days chair and More durable as vice chair. The group voted Tuesday to oust Clancy, who was elected chair on Jan. 5, arguing her election was unlawful as a result of it included a vote by lame-duck councilwoman Rochelle Walton Grey, who Webb defeated within the August Democratic main.