Tensions rise as mayor orders fire chief not to talk about budget, asks for documents
Fire Chief Mike McDonnell arrives at the Mayor's Office with documents requested by Jean Mayor Stothert.
Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:00 am
Tensions between Mayor Jean Stothert and Fire Chief Mike McDonnell rose Wednesday as both sides grapple over the Fire Department's finances.
Stothert ordered department personnel to not speak publicly about the budget and barred fire officials from promoting staff or making purchases without “notice to and approval by the mayor.”
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:00 am.