UPDATE: FUSCO RESPONDS!
A Houston City Council member is hot after receiving a copy of the invoice for a private contractor who is now working for BARC. That’s the city’s animal shelter. The vendor is described as a change agent and is identified as Gerard Fusco. Council member Wanda Adams spoke with the Insite early Monday morning and she says this “ridiculous.” Adams is upset by some of the charges Fusco allegedly submitted to the health department for his contract work at BARC. Sources tell the Insite Steve Williams, who heads the health department, refused to sign off on the invoice. Adams says according to the purchase order she has received the contractor is asking to be paid for the following services at $200 a hour:
Fusco tells The Insite it was his mistake to detail his hours. He went on to say he has a very hard job to do and the city is getting his experience and knowledge in exchange for his contract. Fusco also says he’s donated $25,000 of his salary back to the animal shelter.