There are two particular resolutions that merit comment; both come from the Corporation Counsel and were introduced at the end of the agenda setting session.
R386–12 amends resolution 127 – 12 the appointment of the Council's special counsel in the $20,000.00 matter than terminated in the Mayors suit against the Council (city).
R 387–12 is an abomination; It authorizes payment of $22,126.34 to the firm that the Mayor hired for her suit against the Council which was in essence against we taxpayers.
The suit was frivolous, vicious, and absolutely never should have been filed. There is absolutely no reason why the city should reimburse the mayor. What she did with her own doing and not a reaction to a third-party complaint against her.
Is it possible that in a similar manner as the awarding a million dollars severance pay to the PMUA leaders who had resigned; this Resolution represents a secret deal made by the Council so that the Mayor would drop her suit.?
If any member the Council supports this is obvious that their motivation as a Council member is political and not in the interest of the city. We will wait to see their action on Tuesday night and how they can justify this blackmail.