28 July 2006

alexandria city council shenanigans

kudos to billy gunn and the town talk for uncovering and publishing this story. seems that city councilman and mayoral candidate charles frederick smith and the alexandria city council were poised to approve some mysterious consulting firm at tuesday nights council meeting.

town talk snip:
The Alexandria City Council on Tuesday was set to vote on a contract with a brand new company that no one knows much about, including some council members who were to decide on hiring the firm without debate.

The wording in Mirus LLC's professional services contract explaining what exactly the firm would do is vague, and the contract was written before the company was registered with the Louisiana Secretary of State's Office.
Council President Charles F. Smith Jr. had the lone signature on the "fact sheet," paper work meant to explain why an ordinance is needed and who is requesting it.

The section on the fact sheet that calls for an explanation of why the city needs Mirus is blank.

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