Sarnia City Council will consider providing an alternative location for embattled Mayor Mike Bradley’s office when it meets next week.
City Council directed staff to investigate several options for the mayor’s office during a lengthy closed-door meeting October 6th. Those options included having Bradley work from his home, or rent office space elsewhere.
The staff recommendations will be discussed by council on Monday.
Councillors met following the release of a workplace investigation report by Mississauga human resources lawyer Lauren Bernardi that found the mayor bullied and harassed four senior staff members, including the city manager, lending to a toxic working environment.
On Tuesday, Bradley was notified that he can no longer commucate directly with city staff. He must correspond through Councillor Anne Marie Gillis. There are some allowances for communicating with city staff during city council meetings.
Back in June, Sarnia City Council voted in favour of suspending Bradley’s pay for 90 days, a recommendation put forth in a separate Council Code of Conduct investigation by the city’s Integrity Commissioner Robert Swayze.
Bradley previously voiced his frustration regarding the integrity commissioner’s report, calling the matter, “a political-driven witch hunt by a number of members of council.”
On Monday’s agenda, councillors will also discuss options for sensitivity training and anger management coaching for Bradley.