North Slope Mayor Investigated for Corruption

The North Slope Borough Assembly has voted to investigate allegations of ethics violations made against Mayor Charlotte Brower.

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The Assembly’s unanimous vote on Monday was made at Brower’s request and comes after a disclosure by Brower that borough staff had procured goods from members of her family.

Brower wrote in a July 7 memo to Assembly members that the borough had allowed no-bid purchases from her family without her knowledge. Details of the purchases the borough paid for were not immediately known.

Brower was not available for comment Tuesday. In a written statement released to the media, Brower said she thought an investigation into the allegations would “promote transparency and accountability within the borough.”