Mayor Brennler will ask for Attorney General probe
January 25, 2008
Atascadero Mayor Mike Brennler said Friday night he will ask state investigators to probe allegations that some city officials may have knowingly submitted false data to secure Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reconstruction funds for a youth center.
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Brennler made his comments on a 90-minute segment on the Dave Congalton Show on 920 KVEC. The city official said the issue “needs to be handled by the appropriate agency and let the chips fall where they may.” He suggested the matter should be looked at by the state Attorney General’s Office, and said he does not believe he needs approval from other council members to request such an investigation.
“Right now, I’m giving city management the benefit of the doubt,” said Brennler regarding the explanation provided him by top city staff.