ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–If you’re driving through south St. Louis, watch out for missing stop signs.

Alderman Shane Cohn says he’s noticed a lot of missing signs, a problem he blames on “bored kids.”

“It’s a public safety issue,” Cohn said, “This is just one symptom of a greater epidemic, which is the lack of access to constructive things to do with their time.”

Cohn brought a discarded stop sign and yield sign onto the floor of the board of aldermen, saying the city needs to beef up its funding of neighborhood recreation centers.

Cohn doesn’t think it’s metal thieves, because the signs aren’t made of metal anymore.

In other action, the board moved closer to final passage of Mayor Slay’s plan to curb pension costs for firefighters. This week’s lawsuit filed by the St. Louis Firemen’s Retirement System to block the legislation appeared to have no impact on the aldermen.

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