St. Louis' city counselor resigns, remains mum on plans
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The city of St. Louis' chief lawyer has resigned after about a year and a half on the job.
Winston Calvert told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/212TrfA) only that "there are things I want to do that I can't do as city counselor." He declined to elaborate on his future plans.
Mayor Francis Slay's chief of staff, Mary Ellen Ponder, says Calvert offered no reason for the resignation he submitted Monday.
The deputy city counselor, Mike Garvin, is Calvert's interim replacement.
Calvert was a visible figure in Slay's administration on issues like same-sex marriage, reforming the city's business laws, ride-sharing app Uber's battle to operate in St. Louis, and the city's minimum wage.