Discussion of Aldermen Health Benefits Planned for Monday
After months of questions from residents and stories from multiple media outlets, the Brentwood Board of Aldermen is expected to discuss a health care benefit that's available to only some of the elected officials.
An update about the health care benefit that's available for some of Brentwood's elected officials is expected during a Board of Aldermen meeting on Monday night.
The tentative agenda for the 6 p.m. meeting includes an item about the health benefit.
Newly-elected officials Maureen Saunders and Patrick Toohey aren't eligible for coverage because the city has been phasing out the benefit. Alderwoman Cindy Manestar, also new, gets the benefit through her husband, Jeff Manestar, a Brentwood police officer.
Residents have questioned the legality of offering health care to some of the aldermen but not others.
Brentwood officials received a legal opinion regarding the benefit on May 30, but that opinion hasn't been made available to the public. Patch requested a copy on July 10 but was told by City Administrator Bola Akande that it was a closed record.
Monday's meeting follows a "You Paid For It" segment on FOX-2 news last Wednesday that featured Brentwood's health perk.
Also in Maplewood-Brentwood Patch:
- Brentwood Mayor on FOX-2 News
- Brentwood Residents, Mayor on "You Paid For It" Wednesday at 9 p.m.
- Brentwood Residents Talk with 'You Paid For It Reporter' About Health Insurance
- Saunders takes Aim at Health Insurance Perk
- Insurance for Brentwood's Mayor, Aldermen: Will it Continue?
- KMOV Interviews Mayor Kelly on City-Paid Health Insurance for Elected Officials
- Health Insurance for Brentwood's Elected Officials Prompts Questions
- Brentwood Officials' Health Insurance: Residents Speak, Kelly Responds, Saunders Makes a Motion