Former Krewson Manager Continues To Work For St. Louis Under Contract With Emergency Health Service | Politics
Update at 7:45 p.m. with a statement from the Saint-Louis Health Ministry and the Saint-Louis Comptroller’s Office.
ST. LOUIS – A member of the cabinet of former mayor Lyda Krewson still works for the city under a contract authorized by the health department.
Linda Martinez, who served as Krewson’s deputy mayor for development, will continue to review plans to reopen businesses and sites to comply with the city’s COVID-19 public health orders, according to a copy of the contract obtained by Post-Dispatch.
The contract, first published by the St. Louis Business Journal, allows payment of $ 60 per hour for a total of no more than $ 75,000 until the end of the year. “The agreement on emergency professional or technical services” began on April 21, the day after Mayor Tishaura O. Jones took office.
Martinez, former lawyer for Bryan Cave and head of the Missouri Department of Economic Development, reviewed COVID-19 operating plans under the Krewson administration to ensure sites and attractions develop consistent consistent reopening plans the guidelines and capacity restrictions put in place to limit the spread of the virus.
Jones spokesperson Nick Dunne said in a statement that “the execution of this contract was news for our office.”