‘I’m trying to head off a train wreck’: Reed sets special meeting of aldermen

While Krewson’s list of nominees is split almost evenly racially with five whites and four blacks, Moore and other committee members are upset that only one black nominee lives north of Delmar Boulevard in the heart of heavily black north St. Louis.

They have sent a list of people to the mayor as suggested nominees.

The mayor and her staff believe that Wednesday is the deadline set by state law for confirming Krewson’s appointees and County Executive Sam Page’s nine appointees to the freeholders board.

Mayoral aides point to a provision in the Missouri Constitution which says “the appointment of the board shall be completed within thirty days” after election officials certified the petition that triggered its formation. The certification took place Sept. 23.

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