YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — The Yuma City Council has voted to move ahead with an investigation of the mayor and retain an outside law firm to advise the council how to proceed.
During Wednesday night’s council session, Mayor Al Krieger excused himself from the proceedings and took a seat in the audience with his family.
The Yuma Sun reports the vote was 4-2 to investigate Krieger. Councilwomen Bobbi Brooks and Leslie McClendon voted no. They felt the matter should have gone first to the Arizona attorney general.
There are 17 allegations leveled against Krieger including discussing executive session details in violation of opening meeting laws and harassing a city employee.