On Sunday, February 25, 2007, our city lost a great educator, former City Comptroller and former State Senator John Bass.
As an educator he inspired thousands of students in our city. As Comptroller, he fought relentlessly for fairness and fiscal responsibility, and as State Senator, he fought fearlessly in Jefferson City to protect the vital interests of the City of St. Louis.
Today, I have ordered all the official flags of the City of St. Louis to be flown at half staff from Wednesday, February 28 to Sunday, March 4, 2007.
On behalf of all the residents of our City and all City employees, I want to extend my deepest and heartfelt condolence to his family and