St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - The St. Louis Board of Aldermen conducted a firefighter pension vote Friday, approving changes to the pension plan by a 17-10 margin.
For months, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay has been calling for changes to the fire department's pension system.
The fire department's retirement fund has increased more than 500 percent since 2001, according to Mayor Slay.
At present, any changes made to the firefighter pension plan have to be approved by state lawmakers. Mayor Slay has been pushing for local control.
The union representing the St. Louis Fire Department is against local control.