Mayor Steve Bach didn’t name names during a press conference Friday, but he’s obviously a little peeved at Sean Paige, a former city councilman who now works at deputy state director for Americans for Prosperity.
Paige has been raising concerns about what he called “secret” negotiations between the city and the Sierra Club.
This week, Paige sent out an email in which he said the mayor was apparently using City Attorney Chris Melcher to enter into negotiations with the Sierra Club that may effectively undermine, negate or reverse a course of action which a Utilities Board majority has approved.
During the press conference, Bach said a “pundit” had “impugned” Melcher’s integrity.
“Council acting as the utility board directed Mr. Melcher to meet with the Sierra Club. You can fact check that. He did not do that on his own. He has not been freelancing as has been suggested,” Bach said.