"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


First, Andy Williams was going to work two jobs to pay his self-inflicted legal bills. As Tara Mullowney reported for the Telegram on February 1st:
St. John’s Mayor Andy Wells says he plans to use the extra money he’ll be earning from his second job to help pay his legal bills.

Wells is facing hefty legal costs estimated at about $100,000 as a result of losing an appeal in a defamation case against former city councillor Paul Sears.

Last November, he told The Telegram he had already paid about $45,000 of his own costs, and $14,000 to the other side.

On Thursday, Wells said the two incomes he’ll be receiving once he becomes chairman and CEO of the Public Utilities Board (PUB) March 1 will help him pay the rest.

“I’ve got some serious legal bills that I’ve got to pay, arising from my performance in my duty as mayor, which is not my fault,” he said. “Whatever extra money I get is going to go towards the paying of those legal bills.
Now Danny Wells says he will stick to the one job at a time, but will time his departure from his current position down to the minute — for the insurance. CBC reports:
Wells told St. John's city council's regular meeting on Monday evening that he will leave office by a very precise time: no later than 9 a.m. on the morning of Monday, March 3.

A minute later that morning, Wells will assume duties as the chair and chief executive officer of Newfoundland and Labrador's Public Utilities Board.


Wells said he wanted to stay on until March 3 so that he would remain eligible for life insurance through the weekend leading up to the start of his PUB appointment.
Well(s) done, good and faithful (public) servant!


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