"May block". Only 'may' because they have no idea of if they or who will get caught up in the federal investigation. And if passed if will only apply if they're convicted while in office. No mention about them engaging in a coverup to keep from being convicted while in office or evidence of wrongdoing exposed after they leave office. There's no incentive for members of the council to investigate or find wrongdoing among themselves, if anything this gives them more incentive to engage in cover ups under the guise of fighting corruption.

St. Louis County Council May Block Pensions For Officials Convicted Of Felonies

The St. Louis County Council is looking into eliminating pensions for county officials who commit a felony. The proposal came from Councilman Tim Fitch, R-