UPDATE, NOV. 28, 12:24 P.M.: Another week, another conflict of interest case in Anaheim.
This week, Councilwoman Kris Murray is in the hot seat.
City officials, however, say it wasn't a violation, telling the Voice of OC that the contract, which maxed out at $15,000, “was too small to have a significant financial impact” on the company Murray works for.
“$15,000 may not be a lot of money to lobbyists and insiders like Murray, but it's certainly a lot to most families, especially the ones who the City laid off!!!!”
During a closed-door session of last night's council meeting, officials told Wood, who had worked for the city for more than 20 years, about a “desire to move in a different direction regarding the management of the City,” according to a city press release.
Also, Fazekas told the Voice of OC he wasn't Cariag's direct boss, trying to lessen the seeming conflict of interest.
“'We're unavailable for comment.' 'We don't make the decision, that's someone else.' 'I'm not his boss, he just works for me.' Now that's leadership, a great way to instill public confidence. Obviously, Anaheim has some accountability issues.”