ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - The Firemen Retirement System (FRS) trustees filed their third lawsuit regarding pension issues on Wednesday, January 2, 2013.
After nearly a year of hearings and lawsuits over past conflicts against the City of St. Louis, the FRS trustees hope to stop the most recent ordinance, Board Bill 109, passed on December 14, 2012 by the Board of Alderman.
The bill attempts to give the city power over St. Louis Firefighter retirement plans instead of Missouri State control. According to a spokesman for the FRS, the new bill would allow the city to create a different board of trustees, a new structure, and a different agenda for firefighter pension plans.
The lawsuit against the City of St. Louis seeks to prevent the bill from passing, and asks both parties to continue operating under the existing FRS plan during litigation.
Two prior lawsuits highlighted the ongoing feud between St. Louis City Firefighters and the State of Missouri for control over pension plans. In both cases the FRS trustees won.
The court will set a date for hearings regarding the FRS's lawsuit.