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Magee says the city’s books are open for scrutiny of FD Element bills

September 15th, 2010 · 84 Comments

Here’s my more official recap of the week’s events in the Globe when it comes to the story of FD Element, the company hired to build the mayor’s website, also funding a political blog that attacks Vision critics.

I should note that the anonymous former contractor who went on Global did not specifically say that the money for the blog was coming from the mayor’s office, going through FD and to blogger Jonathan Ross. He says FD paid Jonathan to blog and paid to set up his blog. He says Mayor Gregor Robertson’s chief of staff Mike Magee was directing operations on the blog. The inference is that that’s where the money is coming from but it’s only an inference.

As my story notes, in Magee’s first interview since coming back from China yesterday, the chief of staff says he’s willing to open up the books so people can see anything they want about FD Element billing and work for the city.

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