Will St. Louis City and County be better together? Mark talks with Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul and Better Together’s Executive Director Nancy Rice.
Council members decided to kill the city’s controversial red light camera program, citing a series of recent court rulings.
Paul was elected in a four-way race in April 2012 after plastering the slogan “No Walmart” on his yard signs.
He says the Walmart and impeachment controversies are “more of a springboard and less of a hinderance.”
Mayor Adam Paul calls it a stressful situation and says the request for bids has gone out to audit companies.
A private firm will soon be hired to audit the City of Ellisville. Tuesday night the Ellisville City Council unanimously approved the audit requested by Mayor Adam Paul.
“I compare it to a bad parody of the TV series ‘Lost’ where one second you think you know what’s going on or what’s transpired and the next second you’re scratching your head”
Mayor Adam Paul says the budget cut is a ploy by city staff to make it seem like a long-disputed Walmart development is necessary or services will disappear.
Representatives for developer Sansone Group didn’t show up and Walmart’s corporate office said the company wanted to bring in their own attorneys anyway.
“Walmart remains interested in being a part of the Ellisville community and better serving our customers,” says Erica Jones, Senior Manager of Communications for the retail giant.