Hernandez to ask council to release report involving Dumbauld

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Updated: 10/19/2013 3:18 am
Councilman Victor Hernandez wants City Council to release the results of an investigation involving him and former City Manager Lee Ann Dumbauld. The investigation is from a report completed by outside attorney Tom Riney who was hired by the city in April.

Hernandez said the report is not public because of attorney-client privilege and he wants that waived. 

Riney investigated Dumbauld's actions regarding employee complaints filed against Hernandez. Three were filed against him including one from Dumbauld, but her's and another were dismissed by council. The third was withdrawn.

Hernandez said releasing this report would vindicate him. 

"I will tell you I also believe the community has the right to know what's in that report," he said. "I was really looking forward to the Attorney General's Office releasing it, but since they don't it's up to us to release it."

Through an open records request FOX 34 obtained emails sent by Dumbauld and Hernandez some dating back to more than a year ago.

One email in particular was sent by Dumbauld in August 2012 to her attorney. 

In part, Dumbauld wrote Hernandez came to her office and told her he wanted her to be CFO and hire a new city manager. 

Dumbauld wrote: "I also reminded him that I begged CC (City Council) to buy out my contract last year and they wouldn't. She wrote I told him to kiss my a**."
Council could take action on releasing the more than 20-page report at its meeting next Thursday.
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