Mayor Peter Kelly reads Auditor General Larry Munroe’s report into concert cash advances at city hall at a recent session. - Ryan Taplin/Metro
[HALIFAX, NS] — There is confusion brewing at city hall over how auditor general Larry Munroe’s report into the concert-cash scandal will move forward in council.
Councillor Linda Mosher said she put forward an added item for this week’s agenda concerning council’s options in dealing with Munroe’s report. But Mosher said the office of the municipal clerk told her the report dealt with personnel matters, and as such must be discussed behind closed doors.
“I want to discuss the report, and what options are available to council, but I would like (to discuss) it in a public session,” she said yesterday. “But I was told, ‘No, it’s got to do with personnel, and it has to be in camera.’”
Councillors will vote tomorrow on whether to move Mosher’s item to the public meeting or not. But that doesn’t mean the debate will never see the light of day.
When the report was released last Tuesday, council moved it to the audit and finance committee for an in-depth look at Munroe’s recommendations. That committee — of which Mosher is a member — meets Wednesday. From there, it’s up to the committee to decide how to best move forward with Munroe’s recommendations.