Call for action, accountability from local politicians

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - Advocates who want the Ferguson Commission’s report implemented stood outside St. Louis City Hall Monday morning protesting.

They complain St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and other area elected officials failed to attend a Sunday public meeting on the commission’s action items.

Mayor Slay’s office said he’d informed the group weeks ago he would not be able to attend because of a conflict in his schedule. A dozen city employees were on hand for the discussion, including the mayor’s chief of staff and strategic policy director.

The protestors plan to approach other municipal leaders, but say it is critical that St. Louis City and Ferguson elected officials step up to advocate for laws and policies that move away from racial bias and promote racial equity.

They are hoping to set up a second public meeting later in November where Mayor Slay would be able to attend.