St. Louis County council members attempting to reign in the power of Sam Page

“We’ve given him as much benefit of the doubt as we could to get this right,” Councilman Tim Fitch.

The Marc Cox Morning Show
September 11, 2020 - 6:39 am

St. Louis County Councilman Tim Fitch wants oversight on the county executive’s pandemic related, state of emergency mandates. He said recent restrictions on high school sports from Sam Page are a factor in a bill he plans to introduce next week that would require county council approval of any mandates in a state of emergency longer than 15 days.

Similar attempts at oversight have previously failed, but Fitch believes attitudes have changed and he may have the votes to move forward.

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“We’re going to try to accomplish this by a simple majority vote of the council,” says Fitch.

Fitch says he’s taken issue with Page’s power since he attempted to close county parks.

“We’ve given him as much benefit of the doubt as we could to get this right,” he explains time has run out for the county executive.

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