Northern Star Rocks

Amanda Podgorny is bringing a very important story about city government to the fore, for which I am grateful.

“We checked with the city attorney to make sure there was no conflict of interest,” Wogen said.

Biernacki said that this issue of aldermen working on city contracts was on a list of various things that the council was to address as part of its longer term review and overhaul of financial policies.

Povlsen wanted to bring this issue before the council sooner.

“From my point of view, this is a lack of transparency,” Povlsen said. “We want to show that I am not a crook and that the city manager is not trying to do business out the back door.”

It’s a bit late for that.

Oh, and by the way: The issue of aldermen getting city contracts would not be on the table now if Ms. Podgorny hadn’t submitted certain Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests a few weeks ago. We are not fooled.