ST. LOUIS – The You Paid For It staff is shining the highlight on a St. Louis company spending massive bucks on six-figure salaries and places of work.
The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership in Clayton was the company utilized by former St. Louis County Govt Steve Stenger within the pay-to-play scheme that despatched him to federal jail.
The group says it’s made a number of adjustments to ensure these abuses don’t occur once more.
However some space leaders nonetheless aren’t satisfied you’re getting the very best bang on your buck.
The pinnacle of the group, President and CEO Rodney Crim, makes $260,000 a 12 months.
There are almost a half-dozen folks below him additionally making six figures.
Along with the pay, you’re shelling out massive bucks for fancy Clayton places of work. One in all them on Forsyth in Clayton prices you $448,000. One other on South Central in Clayton was $308,000.
FOX 2 requested the partnership to talk with Rodney Crim on digicam. We have been turned down. They’d not make the pinnacle of the board of administrators accessible both.
We seen one thing unusual when wanting on the group’s web site. There have been 9 tasks listed that have been 4 years previous. Amongst them the NGA undertaking. Space political leaders deserve the lion’s share of the credit score for that.
The partnership additionally lists the trouble to get Amazon’s second headquarters, which ended up going to Virginia.
One other undertaking on their web site – the Outdated Jamestown Mall that closed in 2014. After we began asking questions on what the company was doing, the tasks have been taken down from the web site and substitute with a be aware that mentioned “below development.”
St. Louis Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed says the salaries on the partnership are out of whack and there needs to be a assessment of what they’re doing and a assessment of the salaries.
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