Turmoil on Brighton council
Posted 1 year ago
Fri, Mar 30th, '12 - 9:07 am
It’s official!! A provincial government Integrity Commissioner has called the Municipality of Brightons’ council “dysfunctional”.
Integrity Commissioner Fred Dean has released a report following complaints made by councillor Craig Kerr against councillor John Martinello and Mayor Mark Walas.
The Commissioner says Kerr and Martinello dislike each other and their conduct at council meetings breaches a code of conduct.
He says Martinello is abusing staff by trying to micromanage situations, which is not a councillors’ role.
The Commissioner also says Mayor Mark Walas broke purchasing by law rules, and should have declared conflicts of interest during closed meetings.
A special meeting of Brighton council will be set to discuss the Integrity Commissioners’ report.