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Council Chooses Primary Day To Post Contract For FInancial Advisor

City Council has chosen primary election day to post a contract opportunity for a financial advisor to Council President Anna Verna and the legislative body. Think they’re trying to bury the news?

Council Chooses Primary Day To Post Contract For FInancial Advisor

City Council has chosen primary election day to post a contract opportunity for a financial advisor to Council President Anna Verna and the legislative body. Think they’re trying to bury the news?

The contract is for between $100,000 and $150,000. Here are the details:

City Council seeks a consultant to advise the Council President and all other members of Council during Council’s legislative session in connection with its budgetary and financial-related legislative and oversight responsibilities.

Verna’s longtime aide Charles McPherson is expected to bid on the contract. McPherson retired April 9, 2009 after 37 years of service with a $528,434 DROP pension payment. He has been volunteering for Verna for the past year.

Under state law, McPherson could not bid on a Council contract until a year had passed since he left his job.

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