The Southeastern Economic Development Corp. is reviewing consultant Angela Harris’ billing records to the agency “to determine what, if any, action to take” in the wake of our story today examining her role at the agency, according to a statement SEDC spokesman Alexis Dixon just e-mailed me.

Dixon confirms in his statement that Harris no longer has a contractual relationship with SEDC, something that was reported in the story. And the statement refers to Herman Collins, another SEDC consultant, who was the subject of this follow-up post from earlier today.

Regarding Herman Collins, Mr. Collins’ last contract with SEDC expired on or about June 30, 2008 and has not been renewed or extended.

At this time, Mr. Collins continues to provide “limited services to SEDC on an as-needed basis” while both parties re-examine the scope of their relationship.

SEDC board Chairman Cruz Gonzalez told me a few days ago that he had recently signed a new no-bid contract with Collins while he was briefly in charge of the agency. I asked Dixon, by e-mail, whether that contract exists or not.

“I believe it was realized there was no board approval,” Dixon replied.


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