The Mayor of Valley Park is thinking about vetoing a new ordinance that eliminates parts of the city housing code dealing with illegal aliens.
An ordinance passed last year fining businesses that hire illegal immigrants and fining landlords who give them a place to live has been thrown out by the courts. A revised housing ordinance was passed after the original law was challenged. It still stands but is now under court challenge.
City aldermen voted last Monday night to throw out the illegal alien sections of the new ordinance. Mayor Jeffery Whittaker still has a few days to decide what he wants to do.
Valley Park is a small community in St. Louis County. It already has spent $56,000 on lawyers to defend the original ordinance.