Less than 48 hours after Cecil County Government announced it was going to meet Tuesday to examine questions related to figuring out if there was any county involvement with handing over a profit-making BRAC bus tour to a political group, the blogosphere carried a report saying the county has finished its work. As part of the fact-finding examination to help sort thing out, Al Wein emailed people connected with the matter Friday, requesting that they attend a workshop so “that this matter may be fully vetted.” But now that it reported according to county sources that there was “no inappropriate activities” we’re checking to see if the vetting process got wrapped up early.
The Sunday afternoon a Cecil Time’s tweet, saying the county has found no inappropriate activities as a result of its investigation, apparently updates things after Al Wein sent his Friday request for the commissioners. Quoting informed source, the blog adds: “The County will also report that neither the Commissioners not the office of Economic development was involved in any activities supporting ‘Friends of Charter.’”
We’re checking with the county to verify things and see if we can also get a copy of the fact-finding report. Commissioner Lockhart advised Someone Noticed earlier that he would instruct Economic Development to prepare a memo detailing whatever the circumstances were. Or if a written report isn’t available, comments from an on-the-record spokesperson would be helpful as we rush toward election-day and the story continues to take surprise turns.