Cakes, crafts and airfare are among the purchases paid for by the North Slope Borough that involved Mayor Charlotte Brower’s family.
The Alaska Dispatch News reports Brower told the assembly in a July 7 memo that she had no knowledge that her staff was making purchases from her family members that included $500 cakes and $25,000 in crafts.
One of the records obtained by the newspaper is a request for help in sending five of Bower’s grandkids to basketball camp in California. The bottom of the request had a note that said “7-11-14 Approved Charlotte Brower.”
The trip cost the borough a total of $8,400.
Assembly members voted last week to have an independent law firm investigate the North Slope Borough’s purchasing policies and the possibility of ethics violations.