Independent mayoral hopeful Gary Lawton said he's concerned that city Comptroller Glenn Klocko is "spreading himself too thin and Bristol could pay the price."
"In these hard economic times, his focus should be 100 percent Bristol and its future," Lawton said.
Klocko is working as a part-time consultant for a few months for the town of Westbrook to help it gets its financial house in order and create a finance director position of its own. He said this week he would work for Westbrook only on his own time.
Lawton said, though that the arrangement could hurt Bristol. He also questioned how anyone would know if Klocko is playing it straight.
"If he plans on only consulting before work, during his lunch and when he goes home, who is going to monitor this? I mean, if he comes in at 10 in the morning, is anyone going to be at the Westbrook town hall or if he has to get out late at night, who is going to be there waiting for his call?" Lawton asked.
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