Pevely citizens fight to protect their right to speak at city meetings

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PEVELY, MO (KTVI) - Pevely Citizens call the You Paid For It Team to their city after the latest push by the Board of Aldermen to keep citizens from speaking before Alderman vote on issues and other city business.
Under the current set up citizens can put their name on the Agenda to speak at the beginning of the meeting.

This week Pevely Aldermen gave first round approval to an ordinance to change that so that they could only address the Board at the end of the meeting. Angry residents call that unfair because it takes away their ability to influence the spending of their tax dollars. By the time they speak, votes would have already been taken.

Investigator Elliott Davis confronts Mayor Pro Tem Ed Walters who defends this deal telling Elliott they don't even have to let the citizens speak at meetings at all.

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2 comments

  • Ace Baily

    pevely trying hard to keep the citizens at bay. there is only one remedy for this , the citizens of ellisville did it in the recent past. throw out the pols that sit in those chairs, and then think they are so important that no criticism or questions be directed to them.

  • Groovy Chick

    Where is the aclu when citizen’s liberties are being denied? Oh yeah, persecuting little children who want to pray.

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