SANDY (ABC4 News)- Sandy Mayor Kurt Bradburn can’t seem to catch a break.
In addition to the water crisis, Mayor Bradburn is facing questions about his hiring practices.
A memo that was tabled during Tuesday night’s city council meeting alleges hiring of unqualified candidates “based on friendship with the mayor.”
The particular positions under question are the Project Analyst Manager and Project Analyst.
“I refuse to identify specific personnel because they are fearful of the retribution which has already occurred. In this specific situation, the lack of competitive recruitment, the high starting salaries, the lack of qualifications, and the perception that the new Project Analyst Manager and Project Analyst were hired based on friendship with the Mayor have caused [many] complaints,” City Council Office Director Mike Applegarth stated in the memo.
Click here to read the full memo.
ABC4 News’ Senior Political Correspondent Glen Mills reached out to Mayor Bradburn’s office for a response to the memo. They insist the two positions mentioned were filled with qualified candidates at a savings of $37,000.