When it comes to opening day for St. Louis Cardinals baseball, even local government business can take a bit of a back seat.
St. Charles County Council President Joe Brazil (District 2) made note of that reality at the council’s regular meeting on March 30. Brazil requested a motion from the councilmembers to move the council’s regularly scheduled meeting from Monday, April 13 to the next day.
“That’s the home opener,” Councilmember Mike Elam (District 3) said.
The council normally meets twice a month on Monday nights, often at 7 p.m. The Cardinals opening day game in downtown St. Louis against the Milwaukee Brewers is scheduled to start at 3:15 p.m. and some councilmembers feared they would not be back in time.
“There are some of us who would like to go to that game,” Brazil said. “We are a baseball town. If no one objects to moving it to Tuesday, that’s what we want to do.”
Brazil said the council could move its meeting to Tuesday, April 14 at the same time. The council agreed, voting 7-0 to approve the motion.