And worse, Bay St Louis City Councilmen conducting the public’s business in secret being defensive upon hearing (well deserved) criticism for holding closed door meetings with no public notice with vendors discussing a large contract (or a quorum of the Council being wined and dined by developer Jim MacPhaille at a meeting discussing one of his proposed real estate developments).
Bay Council bickers over utility audit contract ~ Stacey Cato
When Knoblock questioned DeSalvo on who initiated the meeting with Delta Water, things got a bit heated.
“I’m not going to get into this political argument with you Mr. Knoblock,” DeSalvo said. “They met at my office.”
“Who was there?” Knoblock asked.
“Myself and them,” DeSalvo said.
“Was the council president notified?” Knoblock asked.
“I notified everybody that they were coming at the (previous) meeting,” DeSalvo said.
“I’m just saying that if you’re going to negotiate contracts, that’s a council procedure,” Knoblock said.
Worse is the City Attorney that would advise a City Council to not bid large contracts just because the law says you don’t have to bid them. It would be nice if public officials would treat the public’s money with the same respect they treat their own. Continue reading ““The Optics are Terrible””