Council, meet Corp. Counsel
Tutunjian still would not say exactly what led to Mitchell's departure.
Sarris greet the councilmen at the start of the meeting and promised "nothing but cooperation" in working with them. And when later asked if additional legislation could be drawn up for the council's March meeting, he assured them that it wouldn't be a problem.
We've got to say it was quite a different atmosphere compared to past finance meetings where personal issues led to large shouting matches and the occasional threat of a lawsuit between Mitchell, Council President Clem Campana, D-At Large, and Councilman Bill Dunne, D-District 4.
We've heard that Tutunjian has 90 days to either name a permanent corporation counsel or go without one, but even if Sarris only serves on a temporary basis we think it will be interesting to watch how things play out in future meetings/discussions.