GI City Attorney Says He Won't Handle Vavricek Case
Mayor Jay Vavricek
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) —
The city attorney for Grand Island says he'll hire another lawyer to
handle the prosecution if the City Council proceeds with a misconduct
charge against Mayor Jay Vavricek.
The city code
covering removal of the mayor specifies that the city attorney would be
the prosecutor. But City Attorney Bob Sivick says he would have a conflict of
interest because his clients include the mayor, the city and the City
Sivick says he's lined up an attorney from the Omaha
suburb of Ralston to do the job if the council decides at its meeting
Tuesday night to move forward against the mayor.
charge cites Vavricek's drunken-driving arrest on March 2. Vavricek
pleaded no contest to reckless driving and was fined.