Aubey was looking into the request made by former City Councilman Mike Woolston that the city's taxpayers foot most of the $71,000 bill for attorney fees he racked up while fighting the attempt to remove him from the council.
As it turns out, City Attorney Peter Edwards did that one by phone, also...but he has no documentation of it and neither do any other city officials contacted by KOAM. The council rejected Woolston's request,but the City Clerk and City Attorney did not have any documentation of the vote.
Councilman Bill Scearce told KOAM that Mayor Mike Seibert, Mayor Pro Tem Morris Glaze, Miranda Lewis, and Ryan Stanley voted to pay Woolston's fees. Scearce, Ben Rosenberg, Melodee Colbert-Kean, and Gary Shaw did not vote for the motion.. One more vote and the taxpayers would have paid for Woolston's defense.