The Dunwoody City Council has filed a formal complaint against Councilwoman Adrian Bonser with the city’s Board of Ethics.
The letter, signed by the mayor and council, alleges that “Councilwoman Adrian Bonser improperly released confidential information from an Executive Session of the Dunwoody City Council that was held on February3, 2012.”
The council cites specific sections of the city’s code that it believes Bonser violated and lists an investigative report by attorney Bob Wilson as evidence.
The council held executive sessions in late January and early February to discuss what is now known as “Project Renaissance,” a public-private partnership with John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods to develop 35 city-owned acres in the Georgetown area into homes, retail, parks and a possible municipal complex.
Wilson’s report concludes that it was Bonser and City Attorney Brian Anderson who shared the information with the public. Both have denied being the source of the link.
Anderson has resigned, and on May 29, the council approved a separation agreement that provides him with two months’ severance pay. At the May 29 meeting, there was no discussion of any actions against Bonser as a result of the report.
In a previous statement, Bonser said the report unfairly targeted her and was a waste of taxpayer money. The investigator has billed the city about $25,000 so far and additional bills are expected.
“This investigation was no more than a nicely typed, biased regurgitation of essentially he said/she said ad hominem attacks,” Bonser said in the statement.