Rochester City Council Censures 2nd Ward Member Wojcik
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - The Rochester City Council did something at its Monday meeting it rarely does - approved a censure of one of its own members.
The council approved a censure of 2nd ward council member Michael Wojcik for violating the city’s code of ethics.
The city’s Ethical Practices Board made the ruling after investigating Wojcik’s behavior while trying to obtain a report before it was made public by the Greater Rochester Arts and Cultural Trust.
The censure doesn’t really affect Wojcik’s standing and authority as a member of the council. Council President Randy Staver referred to it as a “public rebuke.” There have been only two other censures of a council member in the past 30 years.
The vote for the censure was 4-2, with members Hickey, Hruska and Bilderback joining President Staver in approving the censure. The other options would have been an expulsion or no action