Vacation of Denver mayor prompts criticism to ethics board

DENVER (AP) — A Denver female has submitted a grievance in opposition to Mayor Michael

DENVER (AP) — A Denver female has submitted a grievance in opposition to Mayor Michael Hancock, who flew to check out family members for Thanksgiving even with sending messages on social media and to town workers inquiring them to keep away from journey.

The grievance filed by Tonia Wilson with the city’s Ethics Board claimed the mayor’s steps ended up unethical and showed him “abusing his workplace for his have reward and for the profit of his speedy household members,” KCNC-Tv set reported Wednesday.

“Mayor Michael Hancock is unfit for workplace,” Wilson said. “The mayor does not display the superior stages of moral carry out, honesty, integrity, nor accountability needed of his situation.”

The ethics board voted unanimously to seek out a reaction from Hancock about Wilson’s criticism.

Hancock experienced traveled to fulfill his spouse and daughter in Mississippi despite championing community wellbeing recommendations to stay clear of holiday getaway journey.

“Stay property as considerably as you can,” Hancock tweeted about an hour in advance of he boarded his flight. “Host virtual gatherings as an alternative of in man or woman dinners. Stay away from journey if you can.”

Hancock afterwards apologized for his actions and acknowledged he went versus his very own general public steerage.

“As a community official, whose carry out is rightly scrutinized for the message it sends to others … I apologize to the people of Denver who see my choice as conflicting with the advice to continue to be at household for all but necessary travel,” he tweeted.

Kristin Bronson, Denver’s town legal professional, told KCNC-Tv set that the ethics complaint was centered “on bad facts or negative assumptions,” but she declined to elaborate. She mentioned Hancock’s workplace would cooperate with the ethics board.