Some City Council members still questioning email from mayor’s assistant
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
Two Charlotte City Council members say they're not done asking questions about the city staffer who appeared to bully a nonprofit agency into paying for the mayor's business class ticket to China.
“There's a problem there, and I'm not going to let that go,” said Councilman Andy Dulin on Tuesday.
Councilman Warren Cooksey sent a letter to Mayor Anthony Foxx and City Manager Curt Walton, questioning the way they have handled the investigation surrounding the email that Foxx's assistant, Tracy Montross, sent to Charlotte's International Cabinet telling them to “expect hell” if they didn't reimburse Foxx for the cost of his business class upgrade on his trade mission to China.
Foxx told Eyewitness News on Tuesday that he did not know about the email until Eyewitness News began investigating in late December. He called it "unfortunate" but said he is ready to move on.
Montross has been suspended for the email, and Foxx said he expects her to be back on the job Friday.
But Dulin said he wants the full Council to discuss the issue.
“It might get done tonight, but I don't think it should be done. We owe it to the employees and the citizens of the city of Charlotte for this not to be swept under the rug," Dulin said Tuesday afternoon.