Two Springfield aldermen say their issues with the Houston administration go straight to the top… and suggest that the most recent public dispute makes it look like the mayor has something to hide.
Houston and his legal team said this week that Alderman Sam Cahnman has a conflict of interest and should not be involved in discussions over settling the police department file shredding lawsuit.
Plaintiff Calvin Christian has retained Cahnman to defend him in several recent traffic citation cases brought by the city.
But Cahnman… who has demanded more disclosure from the mayor’s office about the file shredding case…says it looks like the mayor just wants to silence him. Alderman Joe McMenamin agrees.