SISTERS, OR -- The city of Sisters will release its report on former city manager Andrew Gorayeb. Several media outlets filed public records requests for it, but were denied. They appealed to Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel and he has now ruled the report will be made public.
Sisters Mayor Chris Frye tells KBND News he will obey the law. "For me, it was not a want or how I felt. It was what does the law require. People giving the council legal advice said we didn't have to release it because it was disciplinary action that occurred, and that was a part of his personnel file. We were told if we would release it we would put the city in legal jeopardy."
Frye says some councilors didn't want to release the report because they believed criticism of current city employees in the report may hurt morale, but Frye says he followed legal council to avoid future litigation. "I'm sure there is some sensitive information in the report when people read it. But I've been so impressed with the professionalism with our city staff over the last couple months -- what they've been through. Will there be some hard things in there? Sure. Will they get through it? Absolutely."