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UPDATE: City CAO confirms departure of city controller

Doug Leahy no longer works as City of Penticton's controller according to city CAO Annette Antoniak
February 04, 2014 - 11:02 AM

PENTICTON - City controller Doug Leahy is no longer working for the municipality according to city CAO Annette Antoniak.

She confirmed on Monday Leahy departed from his job late last week. Antoniak said last year Leahy was the chief financial officer and had asked if he could switch jobs with then-controller Colin Fisher in August of 2013.

Leahy's move was put under evaluation and at the end of six months city adminstration determined "it didn't work out for both parties," Antoniak explained.

She would not clarify how Leahy left his job, only that he no longer works for the city.

The city is currently seeking only a temporary hire for the controller position. The job will be revaluated at a later date.

When Mayor Garry Litke was asked whether Leahy was dismissed or left his position of his own accord he declined to answer, calling it a personnel matter.

Litke said more information might be released sometime in the next two days.

Coun. Katie Robinson was the first on council to say Leahy left his position but like the mayor she could not comment further. 

A controller is responsible for supervising the quality of accounting and financial reporting of an organization.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Shannon Quesnel at squesnel@infotelnews.ca, call 250-488-3065 or tweet @InfoNewsPentict.

- This story was updated at 11:50 a.m., Feb. 3 2014, to include official confirmation from city staff.

- This story was updated at 10:24 a.m., Feb. 3 2014, to include a brief comment from Mayor Garry Litke.

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