JoAnne SawyerKnoll, the city’s ethics director, said she may amend or supplement her report on the Sunroad controversy in light of the letter company executive Tom Story’s attorney sent her. But she added that she has not determined yet if it is warranted.
Story’s lawyer, Pam Naughton, criticized SawyerKnoll for her treatment of Story in the investigative report for Mayor’s Office last month. The report concluded that Story broke a city law that prohibits former city officials from lobbying the city within a year of leaving the city government. Naughton said the report was inaccurate.
SawyerKnoll said she had been reviewing the lobbying rule at the time of the report’s publication. The Ethics Commission sent her a letter of advice on the issue a few weeks ago, and she is still looking into it.
“And as result of the review, if I found that information contained in that that caused me to change my mind, I would amend or supplement the report to reflect that,” SawyerKnoll said.
She said she reserved the right to tweak the report when it was released.
SawyerKnoll said she didn’t understand Naughton’s assertion that the report will play a role in the criminal prosecution of Story, which is currently suspended while City Attorney Mike Aguirre appeals his disqualification from the case.