It has come to my attention that the reason for the Executive Session to discuss the Bayliss settlement on the Agenda for Tuesday’s City Council meeting is to inform the Council the cost incurred by the City in settling the case.
In addition to the City Manager withdrawing his request for Mr. Bayliss’s resignation,according to the information I have received, the City will pay ALL of Mr. Bayliss’s Legal cost.
In addition to that cost, there is also the question of whether the mediation session, which began about 10:30 a.m. and lasted 12 hours, led by Atty. Michael Gallagher and his close friend, Atty. George Eliades were done Pro Bono or at cost?
While I would hope that the City Council rejects that and demands that this be handled the same way the City Manager asked for Mr. Weicker and Mr. Bayliss’s resignation,
IN FULL PUBLIC VIEW.
I believe the City Manager and the City Solicitor will cite section twenty-three C* of chapter two hundred and thirty-three, of MASS State Law to try to hide the cost from the Taxpayer.
*Section 23C. All memoranda, and other work product prepared by a mediator and a mediator’s case files shall be confidential and not subject to disclosure in any judicial or administrative proceeding involving any of the parties to any mediation to which such materials apply. Any communication made in the course of and relating to the subject matter of any mediation and which is made in the presence of such mediator by any participant, mediator or other person shall be a confidential communication and not subject to disclosure in any judicial or administrative proceeding; provided, however, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to the mediation of labor disputes.