Ethics complaint hearing for Tukwila City Councilwoman Kate Kruller scheduled for Sept. 18
By STEVE HUNTER
Tukwila Reporter Reporter
August 23, 2012 · 11:36 AM
Tukwila City Council member Kate Kruller is scheduled to appear Sept. 18 before the city's hearing examiner to appeal a finding by Mayor Jim Haggerton and an independent investigator that she violated the city’s code of ethics in connection with renting a room at the Tukwila Community Center.
Kruller is in her first year on the City Council after voters elected her in November. She has been scheduled to appeal the finding at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at City Hall before the city of Tukwila hearing examiner. That date could be continued if either side asks for more time to prepare the case, according to the Seattle Hearing Examiner's Office, which contracts to handle cases in Tukwila.
An initial hearing date had been set for Aug. 22.
Kruller is under fire after city staff at the Tukwila Community Center filed an ethics complaint against her for using her position as a council member to get special privileges while renting a room in February at the center for a private function on April 22.Contact Tukwila Reporter Reporter Steve Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-872-6600, ext. 5052.