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Grand Forks resident cries foul in city manager saga

The circus around the firing and re-hiring of the city manager in Grand Forks looks like it’ll continue.

Some residents — including Donald Pharand — say they will be hitting the streets with a petition calling on the BC auditor-general to investigate what has gone on in-camera.

Doug Allin was fired late last year and received a $192,000 severance package but the public wasn’t told why.

He was then re-hired by the new council.

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Pharand says Grand Forks can’t afford this and people are outraged by the lack of transparency.

The new council worked out a new negotiated settlement with Allin that adjusted the severance to about $115,000.

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