City council to request investigation into Mayor Warren's security hirings

Updated: 01/13/2014 10:20 PM
Created: 01/13/2014 10:13 PM WHEC.com

The City Council says they will make a request to the board of ethics to investigate the hiring of Lovely Warren's security team.

The council says they would like the board to determine if the hiring of Reggie Hill, Mayor Warren's uncle, violates the city's Anti-Nepotism Policy. The council says they also would like the board to investigate if the hiring of both members of the team was done according to Civil Service Commission requirements.

Currently, officials say the board has two empty seats and a member whose term has expired. The council will need to fill those seats first, before a review can begin. The councils says they plan to vote to fill those seats at the January meeting.

Mayor Warren issued a statement Monday night on this request, she says:

"I would fully expect City Council to utilize the Board of Ethics for any matter that they determine is appropriate.  It was under my leadership as President of Council that the Board of Ethics was reconvened, and members were put in place. I served on the board and appreciate the work that the board -- comprised of citizens of varying political backgrounds -- will do to ensure that the residents of Rochester are well-served, and their tax dollars are appropriately spent. Members of my administration and I will be available to answer any and all questions; and supply any information requested by the Board."

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