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Statement from the City of Mount Pearl Concerning the Employment of Steve Kent

June 25, 2020

On June 16, 2020, Steve Kent was issued a letter from the City of Mount Pearl notifying him of a Motion to Dismiss him for Just Cause as Chief Administrative Officer. The Motion is to be presented in the Public Council Meeting of June 30, 2020.

Reasons given to Mr. Kent include numerous breaches under the Employee Code of Conduct Policy and serious allegations of misconduct all of which were detailed in the letter he received from Council. These allegations are outside of the ongoing harassment investigation.

Mr. Kent was offered an opportunity to be heard by Council on Friday June 26 and answer to the allegations but has not yet responded and has instead tendered his resignation.

The City of Mount Pearl will have more to say on this matter in the coming days.