Forest Park City Council on dais

Council votes to reappoint new board for future cases

by Robin Kemp

After a spirited discussion, the Forest Park City Council voted to hire an outside attorney to hear two pending ethics cases involving elected officials. As part of the vote, the council agreed to appoint a new Ethics Board for future cases.

The city will issue a request for proposals (RFP) for an attorney to review the cases.

Citizen attendance was sparse, with most seats filled by city employees and others with business before the council.

Cliff Pellegrine, who is running against incumbent Dabouze Antoine in Ward 2, addressed the council during public comment.

Watch the full work session and council meeting. Although the city has disabled playback of this public record on outside sites, which prevents us from directly embedding video of the open meeting for newsgathering purposes here, click the image below and you can watch it on YouTube. The direct link is

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