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Wed Jul 17, 2019, 06:03 PM

Brighton City Council fires city manager who blew whistle on $70M in water overcharges

Philip Rodríguez was fired from his post as Brighton City Manager in a 5-4 vote late Tuesday night by a city council who had “lost faith” in him and who had questioned his ability to lead, despite the former city manager blowing the whistle on the city accumulating $70 million in water overcharges and calling for a forensic audit into those irregularities.

In a news conference following his ouster, Rodríguez said his discovery of utility fund corruption in the city “has officially turned into a council cover-up tonight.”

The former city manager told news media that ever since discovering unnecessarily high rates based “on falsehood and illegal budgeting practices,” the council had worked on thwarting his efforts in order to get to the bottom of what he called “mysteries in utilities.”

Further, Rodríguez claimed the $70 million in water overcharges wasn’t the only issue he uncovered as city manager.

At: https://www.denverpost.com/2019/07/17/brighton-city-council-fires-philip-rodriguez/



Recently-ousted Brighton City Manager Philip Rodríguez: Utility fund corruption in the city “has officially turned into a council cover-up tonight.”

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Reply Brighton City Council fires city manager who blew whistle on $70M in water overcharges (Original post)
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Wed Jul 17, 2019, 06:54 PM

1. former resident

for many, many years. Our water bills were quite high compared to city we live in now, which gets water from the City of Denver. And we can actually drink it, unlike Brighton water. Years ago the city put in a reverse osmosis plant and we had good water for awhile. But as the city grew (exponentially) the water got worse and more expensive.

Will definitely be following this story.

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