Last week I spoke to the city manager, and raised the issue of having the downtown manager suspended with pay pending completion of the GBI investigation. I specifically asked the city manager to consult with our outside employment law specialist before making a decision on the issue.
The city manager informed me this week that he has consulted with our outside employment law specialist, as well as our own in-house attorney. The consensus among the attorneys is that suspension would NOT be appropriate at this time, and the city manager agrees. I believe the city manager has thoughtfully and professionally considered the issue.
I learned today that the GBI anticipates completing its investigation within the next two weeks. No matter what the outcome, ADICA and the city will need to make several administrative policy changes.