VP 11/7/05 BOA MEETING
MM'S OWN TRANSCRIPT OF FOX 2's 11/8/05, 11am NEWSCAST
Notes: This newscast with video excerpts lasted for about 1 min, 15 seconds.
Per a picture of him on www.fox2ktvi.com, I believe it was Anchor Reporter Kevin Steincross saying: The town of VP in southwest StLCnty has a new mayor after the former mayor quit in a cloud of political controversy. DM had been mayor for 3 yrs. He resigned after allegations that he violated the civil rights of a (city?) employee. DM reached a settlemt with former sec'y Terry Helton. She filed a lawsuit claiming that she was wrongfully terminated. Helton's husband is an ald & political opponent of DM. Bd Pres JW was named the new mayor until the April election.
JW: It's an honor to be the mayor short term for the City of VP. It's a shame to have to earn it this way, but uh I'm gonna do my best to uh fill the position to the best of my duties. KSteincross: In the settlemt, Terry Helton will be paid more than $100K. Former Mayor DM admits no wrong-doing, but tells us he's stepping down because the lawsuit would've been too costly for the city.
& no honeymoon for the new mayor; he's already dealing with protestors. The charity org called the Circle of Concern marched on VP City Hall last night. The circle of people are concerned that a new dev plan will force them out of their location on StL Ave, but JW says their worries are premature; the city is just reviewing their proposal for comm & res const. He says Eminent Domain will not be used.