No action against Malfregeot for sharing letters, officials say

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) – City of Clarksburg officials will not seek action against a city councilor who shared resignation letters from two city employees.

City Councilor Jim Malfregeot emailed resignation letters from Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center executive director Ryan Tolley and marketing and sales director Emily Moore to a local newspaper earlier this week, setting off a storm on people social media and leading to fireworks at Thursday night’s board meeting.

Some wondered if Malfregeot had violated the city code by sharing the letters.

A statement sent to 5 News by City Attorney Richard Marsh said the letters are considered public documents and their sharing does not constitute a disclosure of confidential employee information.

“Based on this conclusion, the director general, as the city’s executive administrator, does not intend to prosecute city councilor Malfregeot,” the statement said. “In addition, after meeting with municipal councilor Malfregeot last night, the mayor does not intend to propose a resolution on this subject.

It is the city’s position that the issues surrounding the Robinson Grand – including the resignations – are in the public interest, the statement said, adding that city officials plan to continue their search for a new director. executive and “to work to ensure that the Robinson Grand The Performing Arts Center remains a source of entertainment and pride for the city of Clarksburg.

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