Mayor Slay is campaigning for re-election and like many campaigns, platforms begin to get muddled near the end. It's nearing the end because the only competition he has is in the primary, there's no way he loses in the general even if he has an opponent. Anyway he unveiled his sustainability plan for St. Louis yesterday which includes things that basically redefine the meaning of sustainability.
He's taken "sustainability's" traditional efforts for clean air, water, the saving of energy and natural resources and lumped every single liberal agenda item he could think of into it. Obesity, homelessness, diversity, and reducing crime. The only sustainable thing he listed was a desire to have 1000 trees planted.
All worthy goals, but certainly not falling under the umbrella of sustainability. If he'd mentioned wanting a ban on plastic bags, that would be sustainability. He wants to fight obesity which is great but we probably know what's coming: a ban on foods he thinks we shouldn't be eating or drinking.