If you didn’t stay up until 11:55 last night to watch the end of the City Council meeting (Yes I did and yes I have issues) you may have missed the discussion on going into Executive Session to discuss the Bayliss settlement.
Councilor Mercier and Elliot along with Councilor Kennedy all wanted to discuss this in open session but we found out that there “May be” a confidentiality clause in the settlement that BOTH side agreed to which would prohibit this.
The Solicitor stated the City would be willing to have a public discussion but even though Councilor Mercier stated Mr. Bayliss said he would allow it, the City wanted confirmation from his attorney before proceeding.
It will now be 100% up to Mr. Bayliss to allow a public discussion on the entire settlement.
Does he want to confirm that according to rumors he not only got his attorney fees paid but will be allowed to stay on the city health insurance and does he want the information to come out that part of the agreement called for him to resign within X number of days after the settlement was signed?
He went on the Radio proclaiming he absolutely had the right to stay on the board. Was that true or posturing on his part?
I’m willing to bet Mr. Bayliss through his Attorney will NOT allow the exact details of the settlement to be made public.
Let’s see if Mr. Bayliss who conducted a very public campaign to keep his position will allow the same public he appealed to, to hear the final results or will he hide behind his lawyer?