Councilwoman's Actions Under The Microscope Of Constituents

Published 05/21 2014 10:16PM

Updated 05/21 2014 10:22PM

Evansville City Council Vice President, Stephanie Brinkerhoff-Riley, has been in the middle of a firestorm. City Council democrats hold a caucus. The closed door meeting was held downtown at the council attorney, Scott Danks', law office.

A source close to that meeting says no decision was made on whether or not to strip Brinkerhoff-Riley of her Vice President seat, but instead, the meeting was more of an intervention towards the councilwoman.

Evansville City Council Vice President, Stephanie Brinkerhoff-Riley, has been a woman under fire. Over the last week Brinkerhoff- Riley has come forward about secretly recording a private meeting between city and state officials, making alleged death threats to a former council member, and she held a news conference saying she's done nothing wrong. A week of controversy, but tonight she remains quiet.

"We're going to start working together as a team better. What I mean as a team, as a body with the administration. We've got a lot of good things in Evansville and we are going to move this city forward."

Brinkerhoff Riley refused comment as she left the caucus, but City Councilman Jonathan Weaver did talk to us. "It was pretty productive and hopefully a healthy conversation," says Weaver. Weaver says a decision was not made on whether or not to strip Brinkerhoff-Riley of the Vice President seat, but he says council members were able to get everything on the table.

"We just sat down, had a productive-healthy conversation on where things need to go, and we are going to see where they go from here," says Weaver.

When asked if the Councilwoman stills holds her title as Vice President, Weaver says 'at this point, yes.' He says the democrat party plans to work as team from here on out. "Great things are happening, so lets just emphasize that and take it day by day and move forward."

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