Some time in October two women from the Clerks office filed a complaint against the City Clerk. As Councilman Berry read from the opinion of corporation counsel it was for inappropriate offenses against two women in his office council censured the Clerk. The investigation was handled by the HR department, attorneys for the City, Union officials in the City, and the Mayor. Those are the only people I know of besides the women and the Clerk who were involved in this. I don’t know what the Clerk admitted to if anything and we shouldn’t have access to that either. I know the Council didn’t get a copy of the complaint, they didn’t question the Clerk, they didn’t get a written statement from the Clerk. The Mayor and the Attorney for the City reported their findings to the Council who then based on that information did what they did. These are sensitive issues for the women involved and for the Clerk as residents in my opinion we shouldn’t have the details of this kind of investigation.
Some are asking why didn’t the same thing happen to the Mayor when a claim was made against him? In short the council wasn’t aware of a claim. That claim according to his assistant was handled by herself, the HR director, and an attorney for the City. According to the Mayors assistant herself, the HR director, and attorney for the City never told the Mayor. Those three alone took care of the claim the person who made the claim was moved out of the Mayor’s office her salary raised in her new position to the same amount that she was making in the Mayors office. There was an 11,000.00 difference in salary the new job had a salary 11,000.00 less then what she was getting in the Mayors office. Problem solved all on the QT.
The council chair wasn’t called to City hall for a meeting to let him know a claim had been made. Council was never given a verbal report from anyone about what was discovered during the investigation into the claim made against the Mayor. There wasn’t an investigation it was three people according to depositions deciding how to take care of it. If you want to believe what’s been said during those depositions