Tukwila ruling expected soon about ethics complaint against councilwoman
By STEVE HUNTER
Tukwila Reporter Reporter
October 16, 2012 · 2:12 PM
A ruling is expected by the end of this week about an ethics complaint involving Tukwila City Councilwoman Kate Kruller.
Krulled appeared 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.
A spokeswoman at the Seattle Hearing Examiner's Office, which handles Tukwila cases, said a decision is expected to be issued by Oct. 19.
Kruller is in her first year on the City Council after voters elected her in November. An initial hearing date of Aug. 22 was rescheduled to Sept. 18.
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 email@example.com or 253-872-6600, ext. 5052.