RUTLAND, Vt. — Rutland’s Board of Alderman is waiting to publicly release the results of an investigation into whether Mayor Christopher Louras broke any laws when he proposed that the Vermont city become a refugee resettlement site.
Vermont Public Radio reports (http://bit.ly/2ccWxNw ) Louras urged the board to release the results of the investigation but the board decided during a special meeting to hold off on releasing the probe’s findings.
The mayor announced in April that he had sought out refugee program officials to convince them to choose Rutland as a resettlement site.
The board asked city attorney Charles Romeo to investigate Louras’ actions in August. He presented his findings to the board on Sunday but the results aren’t available publicly. The board will take up the issue again on Sept. 19.
Information from: WVPS-FM, http://www.vpr.net