Tulsa City Council To Continue Simonson Report Discussion Thursday

Tuesday, June 22nd 2010, 1:30 pm
By: News On 6

By Emory Bryan, The News on 6 

TULSA, OK -- The Tulsa City Council didn't finish discussing a report on the Mayor's Chief of Staff Terry Simonson Tuesday, and plans to continue the discussion Thursday afternoon.

Mayor Dewey Bartlett waited for the council discussion to end and came in when the meeting was opened up to the public. The council did not discuss any elements of the report in the open meeting, except to say it would be discussed more, later.

Last week the council met for an hour on the subject, but was unable to finish hearing the results, in part because of repeated interruptions from Mayor Bartlett, who wanted to attend the meeting. The council did not allow Bartlett in the meeting, over his objections.

For Tuesday's meeting, Mayor Bartlett did not attempt to enter.

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The report is contained in thick black binders and runs several hundred pages. While the contents of the report are still undisclosed by the council, several councilors remarked on the scope of what's been included in the report.

"It was amazing how thorough this investigator was. Just the detail and thoroughness of this investigator, transcripts, recordings, emails. This guy knows what he's doing," said Councilor Chris Trail.

"Actually it was much more than I was expecting. I think the investigator hired by the council did a very thorough job, as is evidenced by the amount of material he presented to us," said Councilor GT Bynum.