Alderman Robert Mozol made an official request today for an outside investigation into the use of City Council members' email addresses.
Mozol said he made the request after reading a story in RacinePost suggesting a City Council member allowed someone outside of city government to log into their email account on a regular basis. The request went to the entire City Council, Mayor John Dickert and City Attorney Rob Weber.
"We need an outside investigation and let the chips fall where they may," said Mozol, one of at least two aldermen who are taking allegations seriously.
"We shouldn't even consider someone close to the city" looking into the matter, he added.
Mozol said he set no limit on the scope of the investigation.
"I have no time limit," he said. "If it goes back five years than so be it."
He said he called for the outside investigation after being repeatedly surprised by news out of City Hall. The email issue is just the latest in a series of allegations and revelations over the past year.
"I wake up in the morning and wonder what I'm going to read today," Mozol said.
RacinePost has filed a records request with the city as part of its own investigation into City Council members' use of emails. The request is pending with the City Attorney's office.