Bay council accuses administration of submitting ‘altered’ invoices

Bay St. Louis city government recently made headlines for its audit findings and the council’s call for an investigation of up to $315,000 in U.S. Department of Justice money.

That issue, which surfaced when the Sun Herald broke the story in August, flared up last week when the mayor vetoed three motions from the council’s Aug. 18 meeting, including the motion to contact the DOJ and request an internal review of how the money was spent.

Though some council members accused Fillingame of trying to stifle city business, Fillingame said his veto, which called the motion “vague,” serves only to bring more clarity and specificity to the council’s minutes.