With the cost of the Eisenberger/Clark investigations nipping taxpayers to the tune of $128,000.00, there is talk of whether the taxpayers of Hamilton should be reimbursed for the costs of the investigative process. The argument being, that the investigations would not have been necessary had the code of conduct been respected.
Do you think the taxpayers should be reimbursed the cost?
What if this applied to a citizen initiated complaint that was made in bad faith? Under those circumstances, should a citizen also be required to reimburse taxpayers for the cost of an investigation?
Should there be a higher standard that is applicable to those elected?
Should payback be required at all, or is this the cost of doing business and making corrections?