Alderman Reed Claiming Mayor Slay Practices Pay To Play
ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)– Charges and counter charges were flying at St. Louis City Hall.
Aldermanic President Lewis Reed, who is challenging incumbent Mayor Francis Slay for mayor, released documents Thursday he says show a practice of “pay to play.”
Slay’s top staffers fiercely deny there is any effort to demand campaign contributions in return for city business.
The Slay administration does agree a campaign donation request from the city’s top engineer via a city email account was wrong. But since he is appointed by the mayor it is not illegal.