ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–Another St. Louis Alderman is jumping into the race for City Treasurer — bringing to five the number of people including the incumbent who want to run the city’s paid parking empire.
Alderman Jeffery Boyd, Ward 22, says he wants to “end the controversy” surrounding the office.
“One of the biggest controversies now is ghost employees,” Boyd said, “And that’s certainly something that’s not acceptable, people that come to work to get a paycheck, but no one knows who they are.”
Another concern Boyd cities is the failure of the treasurer’s office to help boost the city’s general revenue to help offset falling tax revenues.
“The treasurer’s office by state statute only has to give forty-percent of the excess revenue back to the city,” Boyd said, “In these critical financial times, the city should get more than that to help prevent layoffs, city services being cut and furloughs.”
Others running for the post include state representative Tishaura Jones, St. Louis Democratic Central Committee chairman Brian Wahby, 13th Ward Alderman Fred Wessels and incumbent treasurer Larry Williams.