St. Louis, Missouri 2021-01-13 06:58:00 –
ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) – The St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday night went in an unprecedented direction.
Last week, Councilor Lisa Clancy was elected Chairman of the Council. During this week’s meeting, a majority of the council resolved to reconsider last week’s vote, and expiring councilor Rochelle Walton Gray participated in the vote, so she could maintain the title. I was able to do it.
A change in the charter approved by voters in August delayed the oath of Gray’s successor. Gray’s term was set to expire at the end of 2020.
At a meeting on Tuesday night, Fitch told Clancy, “You are no longer the chair.”
After that, Clancy and Fitch went back and forth. Fitch interrupted when Clancy tried to move the meeting forward.
“No, we’re not going to allow you to start bidding,” he said. “We have a motion on the floor, you can’t deny it.”
“Representative Fitch, I don’t allow you to bully this council,” Clancy replied. “You may have been a bully as a police chief, but you won’t bully this council.”
News 4 spoke with Fitch after the meeting was postponed after 7 pm.
“Lisa Clancy actually called on the police to take me away, apparently they refused to do so. It didn’t work for her, so she told the person running the meeting. I told him to turn off my mic. It didn’t work either because I knew how to put it back, I knew how to unmute myself. She refused to admit the fact that she was no longer the chairman. “
Fitch also said his view, councilor Arnie Tracus, was illegally voted as vice-chairman, but lost his position.
The St. Louis County Administration claims that voting has no legal weight.
News 4 asks Lisa Clancy for comment.
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