Statement from Treasurer Tishaura O. Jones Regarding Resolution 188
Treasurer Jones, in her capacity as Parking Supervisor of the City of St. Louis, temporarily suspended Parking Commission meetings in Fall 2017.
This step was taken after Alderman Jeffrey Boyd--with the support of the Mayor’s office--filed a Motion to Intervene to serve as a plaintiff in a lawsuit that challenges the legality of the state statutes governing the Parking Division.
Since the order--and due to the fact that Alderman Boyd and a representative of the Mayor’s office are members of the Parking Commission--the Parking Commission under Treasurer Jones’ leadership has suspended all meetings in order to allow the legal process to run its course.
Meanwhile, parking operations will continue according to current policies until legal clarity is achieved. Once the court has rendered a decision or a legal resolution occurs, the Parking Commission will comply with the law accordingly.
Treasurer Jones is a county elected official, and county elected officials are governed by state law. Any changes to their offices requires the state legislature to pass a bill and the governor to sign said bill into law.