In a split vote, the city council voted 3 to 2 to pay the law firm Howard Beach for representing Mayor Yepsen regarding her ethics violation. Sources tell me that she declined to meet with the Ethics Board and instead, the law firm submitted a memorandum to the board on her behalf.
The bill was for $12,340.00. At a rate of $230.00 per hour it computes to fifty-five hours.
Commissioners Madigan and Scirocco voted against the authorization. Mayor Yepsen, Commissioners Franck and Mathiesen voted for.
More details to follow.