Keep in mind that Councilman Berry was just re-elected in November and has one week as of Tuesdaybeing the Council Chair Pro Tem. This should make for a very interesting 2-4 years as they are already looking for ways to keep the public quiet. It’s not like they do a damn thing about any of the endless charter violations already committed. The Council does nothing to investigate any wrong doing by this Administration. They never looked into two people (City employees) negotiating contracts while they were having a personal relationship. They did nothing about the Mayor hiring someone illegally to the City and letting them work for over a year. They do nothing about anything. But, this is something (he who said he doesn’t have time) is willing to spend time and our tax money on.
I’m sorry Mr. Mayor that you were never afforded the opportunity to defend yourself against this claim. That was taken away from you by your assistant when she decided to hide this from you. I’m sorry that the HR director and the City attorney spending endless hours talking to one another and this persons lawyer. I’m sorry they excluded you from those discussions and decided to make a deal with this person. I’m sorry and no, it’s not fair that this should keep being brought up. Then again, is it fair that thousands of tax payer dollars were spent to look into this? Is it fair that tax dollars were used to keep this a big secret? Is it any wonder that residents are mad and want to know why their money was spent on such things. Councilman Berry, it’s not the fault of the taxpayers yet you want to place blame on those residents who decided to investigate this claim.