Mayoral candidate LeAnna Cumber rebuffs panel investigating her
Jacksonville City Council member LeAnna Cumber is rebuffing a City Council committee that is investigating why she didn't disclose her husband's involvement with a firm that submitted a privatization proposal for JEA in 2019.
Cumber, who is running for mayor, calls the investigation a "blatant weaponization of City Hall" intended to attack her and help JAX Chamber Daniel Davis in his campaign for mayor. Her attorney told the committee it has no legal power to investigate Cumber and she will have "no part of it."
But an attorney for the city's Office of General Counsel said the City Charter gives that authority to the committee, and the city's Ethics Code requires city officials to cooperate with an official investigation.
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