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Lingering questions after City Attorney exposes Bonusgate


Third, there is Council Member Brand’s news conference this week.

These things usually occur in City’s Hall’s second-floor media room. Reporters and cameras stretch wall-to-wall on the room’s west side. The political stars line up along the east side, with a podium and microphone the center of attention.

Sloan almost always shows up, just in case questions of law arise. And almost always, he sits in a chair off to one side. He’s there, but out of camera range.

One of the questions I posed to several council members last week after Ellis broke the Bonusgate story was whether the council might consider a vote of “no confidence” in the mayor.

The council members thought not.

Perhaps a similar question should be posed at Brand’s news conference.

“Council Member Brand, look at this mess. Is the council considering a vote of no confidence in the City Attorney?”

George Hostetter is The Sun’s Fresno Civic contributor – covering the City of Fresno, County of Fresno, and Fresno Council of Governments.

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