St. Louis officials express concern over airport company hiring Slay

The hiring of former St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay by a Spanish airport company has raised eyebrows among some city officials.

The company, Ferrovial, is considering a bid to lease St. Louis Lambert International Airport, but St. Louis officials are concerned that could be a conflict of interest for Slay, who looked into privatizing the city’s airport as mayor.

Just before the end of his fourth term as mayor, Slay sought federal approval to study the prospect of putting Lambert under private management.

Earlier this year, a group of city alderman voiced concerns of potential impropriety in the selection of advisers for the process. But Slay has argued that funds from a potential agreement could support St. Louis infrastructure.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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