Tags: chamber of commerce
On November 4, the Encinitas City Council voted to continue funding the Chamber of Commerce's visitor center. The council did not request or initiate an independent investigation. This is counter to the ETA's request.
In a circulated email from Council Member Barth, she wrote:
The video of Monday nights council meeting is now on the city's website. The final 3-2 vote was really a vote to "sweep the problem" under the rug. I voted against the motion because it didn't direct the subcommittee to look into alleged past misuse of funds and Jerome voted against it because he wanted to cancel the current contract.
In an unusual move, Mayor Houlihan has set a special meeting to openly discuss the Chamber of Commerce's contract. It is on Monday's agenda.
This could be a sign that the Mayor will be using her authority to ensure that important issues are publicly debated.