CAG FILES 2ND COMPLAINT WITH CITY RE DISCLOSURE OF CITY MANAGER SALARY
In December of 2012, CAG filed a complaint with the City of Prior Lake regarding City Hall’s failure to post the City Manager’s total salary. Instead of the Council dealing with the complaint, the City attorney simply replied by letter that the City was not required to report on the City Manager’s total compensation. After review of the Attorney’s letter, CAG concluded that the City Attorney was behaving like a defense lawyer for whoever posted the erroneous salary information, instead of acting on behalf of City residents and reviewing the complaint objectively. First complaint here
Based upon the Attorney’s letter and additional information gleaned from State Statutes, CAG elected to file a second complaint in March. Click Here With two new Council members on board effective in January, the Council openly addressed the complaint. Unfortunately instead of the Council reviewing the facts and determining what action to take, it was again referred to the City Attorney who stated that he would solicit an opinion from the State’s Attorney General. The Office of the Attorney General had previously advised CAG that the City Council was the appropriate jurisdiction to address the complaint, so it’s not clear why the City Attorney is reluctant to allow the Council to deal with it.
PRIOR LAKE HIGH SCHOOL EXPANSION
The CAG Steering Committee has reviewed the School Board’s proposal to expand the High School, and agrees with the Board’s findings that additional classroom space is required. However, the Steering Committee is skeptical about the proposed solution and the cost. More specifically CAG believes the $8.3 million project is excessive relative to the additional student capacity required, and believes the School District should consider other alternatives. Details of CAG’s concerns are included in a letter that was sent to the Chairman of the School Board. Click here to view letter.