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September 2, 2014, 4:27 pm
970 WMAY News

Council Closed Door Session Records May Be Released


By this time next week the public may get a rare chance to review records of a behind-closed-doors meeting with Springfield officials.

 

Ward 1 Alderman Frank Edwards says he feels the city council was lied to by the Houston Administration about the credibility of a witness who complained about misconduct by CIty Water Light and Power employees. Edwards says those executive session recordings must be made public to set the record straight. Ward 2's Gail Simpson is joining in the call to release the recordings.

 

 

970 WMAY News has requested the records from closed meetings where the firing and subsequent rehiring of CWLP employee Matt Winters was discussed. But that request was rejected by the city clerk, who says executive session minutes can only be released with a city ordinance. Winters was the center of attention last March when a ratepayer reported to seeing him and several other people using City Water Light and Power equipment on city time to cut down a tree on private property.

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