The city’s investigation into who leaked confidential information from city executive sessions has cost $49,829, according to city records.
Councilman John Heneghan requested and then posted on his blog the city’s billing documents based on a resident’s request, according to “Heneghan’s Dunwoody Blog.”
“A resident asked me if the details of the billing would ever become public therefore I took the liberty of filing an open records request on the residents behalf,” he wrote.
Bob Wilson, former DeKalb District Attorney, conducted the investigation. City spokesman Bob Mullen confirmed the invoices from Wilson, Morton and Downs, LLC – Wilson’s Decatur law firm – and said that $49,829 was the total cost of the investigation. The city council authorized $50,000 for the probe.
The cost of the investigation has been a complaint among some city observers. Its findings forced the resignation of former City