New Bill Could Hold Politicians Accountable for Promises

Kevin Killeen

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A bill to help politicians remember what they promised gains first-round approval at City Hall.

Alderman Antonio French is sponsoring the plan that would require all official meetings of city government to be recorded and transcripted.

“I’ve been on several committees where commitments are made from administration officials or from someone about some bill, and you come back a year later and it’s never been done,” he says. “Then you come back a year later and say, ‘What about what you promised?’ and they say, ‘Well, I don’t really remember…”

The plan passed unanimously out of committee and now moves onto the full floor of the board for more debate.

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