City releases update on mayoralty resolution

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The City of Fort St. John has released an official statement regarding a resolution passed by Council at a closed meeting on Feb. 28.

The resolution stipulates that the City has received complaints about the conduct of Mayor Bruce Lantz at unspecified events which Council considers “unacceptable.”

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The statement released Friday states that Council followed a process before voting on the resolution and that the Mayor was involved throughout the process.

It also says that due to the sensitive nature of the issue, specific details about the original complaints cannot be released. It further specifies that the City brought in third party professionals to help investigate the complaints.

Part of the resolution stipulates that the Mayor will not be allowed to meet or travel by himself with a City female employee.

Acting Mayor Dan Davies says the only reason that stipulation was part of the resolution is to ultimately protect the mayor himself from rumours.

Davies also stresses that no complaints have been made by Fort St. John city employees and he does not believe the resolution will negatively impact the City.

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Mayor Bruce Lantz says he will not be providing a comment regarding the resolution at this time. However, Lantz told that everything would be made clear at Monday’s Council meeting.

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