ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The election isn’t until March of 2019, but already, southside Alderwoman Megan Green is announcing she wants voters citywide to let her serve as president of the Board of Aldermen.
“I think there absolutely needs to be reform,” she says, “and I think what we’re also seeing right now is even though I’m not the president, I, by and large, am leading the agenda for city hall.”
Green says she’s led the opposition to what was once routine tax breaks for developers, led with legislation to reform police handling of protesters, and she recently introduced a bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana.
Green shared a video announcement on Facebook, writing in the post, “We can re-envision our public safety system, create a City Hall that people can trust, and redevelop without selling out the entire City. It’s going to take different choices and hard work, but I’m all in.”
Green would face incumbent President Lewis Reed. State Senator Jamilah Nasheed is also expected to jump in.