SANDY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Tuesday night’s city council meeting centered around a memorandum full of accusations against Mayor Kurt Bradburn. Coming up with solutions to make sure another water contamination problem doesn’t happen again, took a backseat.
Two city council staff employees wrote the memo.
The memo sparked a heated debate between the city council and the Mayor’s administration, mainly over Bradburn’s hiring practices, communication and his attempt to exclude the council from an “All Departments” e-mail list.
ABC4’s Jason Nguyen first reported on the memo early Tuesday morning and spoke with Mayor about it.
Here’s his Midday report explaining the memo in detail:
When the council meeting started at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, the memo was still the main topic of discussion.
Dea Theodore was one of many residents in attendance. She called the bickering between the two sides “silly” and was tired of all the nonsense.
“We have a water crisis at hand,” Theodore told ABC4’s Brittany Johnson. “That should be our first priority. Tonight it was about emails.”
There was also a lot of back-and-forth about what the city council and mayor have the power to do, and not do.
A lot of questions came up tonight about what the city council legally has the power to do. Here’s the breakdown from the Utah State Legislature website @abc4utah pic.twitter.com/Tsj7SumlR7— Brittany Johnson (@BJohnsonTV) February 27, 2019
Mayor Bradburn has been attacked by residents and the city council for his hiring choices. Sandy City Council CAN’T control who the mayor hires.
Here’s the breakdown of the mayor’s powers from the Utah State Legislature website @abc4utah. pic.twitter.com/CMPVLJ7x9A— Brittany Johnson (@BJohnsonTV) February 27, 2019