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Bonser Denies She Leaked Information Days After Ethics Charges Against Her Were Settled

Bosner posted on her Facebook page that she didn't leak information despite her apology that said she included too much information in an e-mail to constituents.

It looked like the city’s leaders had put their battle over ethics charges behind them with the announcement of a settlement earlier this week.

Apparently, that’s not the case.

Councilwoman Adrian Bonser posted a lengthy message to constituents on her Facebook page where she denies leaking private information.

The message seems to contradict an apology that she wrote days earlier as part of the settlement agreement that ended the ethics charges against her and closed out a counter complaint she made against Mayor Mike Davis.

“I never admitted to leaking information; I only admitted to writing an e-mail in response to some questions two constituents had regarding several news articles,” she wrote on her Facebook page. “I merely gave my opinion. I did not answer specific questions, nor provide them with information they didn’t already have.”

The earlier apology letter from Bonser says “I did not think I was doing anything improper in my role as a member of the Dunwoody City Council. I now understand that some of the information included in my e-mail should not have been included.”

The ethics charges centered around whether or not Bonser talked outside of executive session about Project Rennaissance, an expansive redevelopment project underway on the city’s eastern gateway.

Bonser was named in a city investigation that cost $50,000 to look into two separate leaks. Bonser allegedly told a constituent who then told local politico and blogger Bob Lundsten who published information about the planned project. The investigation also concluded that she divulged information through the e-mail.

The e-mail was included in the city’s release of the settlement agreement.

In that original e-mail, Bonser questions why any of the discussions had been held out of view from the public in city executive sessions.

“There is nothing going on with the sale or trading of this land that could not be discussed in public. After all it is the citizens of Dunwoody who own this property, not the council.”

Bonser, in her Facebook post, also took issue with the fact that Davis issued a statement when the settlement agreement was announced. Davis, in his formal statement, said that the leaks had stopped since the city investigation and that Bonser had shown contrition.

“After nine months of public discussions, discovery and expoloration, I am happy to say the matter has been concluded. I am grateful to announce the city and its residents have a full admission, a staement of contrition and apology on this matter,” Davis said when the settlement was announced.

Bonser said the statement was a “(dissemination) of false information” in her post, and a possible new ethics violation.

“The mayor, once again, used public resources to disseminate false information. He used the city’s website to send an e-mail blast that was merely his opinion. Our ethics code prohibits the use of public resources for personal purposes.”

She ended it by saying that her apology was asked for and given as part fo the agreement.

“Here's the simple fact: the Council asked for an apology and, I gave them one. I did not admit to leaking information,” she wrote.

Bonser could not be reached to comment for this story.

Whatever December 16, 2012 at 12:28 PM
@ Adrian - if you are indeed Adrian Bonser, do you really believe what you wrote in your last statement, "There was absolutely nothing in my last post that could have been offensive to anyone-just like this one".
Rob December 16, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Morgan Freeman`s accurate take on the elemntary school shooting: "You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem". http://www.examiner.com/article/morgan-freeman-on-adam-lanza Smart gentleman...
jimmie December 16, 2012 at 11:06 PM
No amount of mental health counseling will assist if God continues to withdraw his protection from our nation..we boot God out of everything and expect him to just stick around. Prep for worse things to come if we don't inject God back into our country
Mr. Rodgers December 17, 2012 at 04:08 AM
Jimmie - what rubbish! Whose God are you referring to anyway? And who says he's withdrawing from our nation? And how dare you blame God for this. You need to rethink your post and apologize to all you've offeneded with your insensitive comments.
jimmie December 17, 2012 at 09:58 AM
See Mr Rogers, thats just it. our nation was formed on judeo christian ethics and the intolerants such as yourself are forcing a withdrawal from it. i believe in the Bible which has numerous accounts of what happens when men turn against God..and you see evidence all around you of the extinction of peace and tranquility of this country, and the world, as a result of this failure to even acknowledge God. The only entity that deserves an apology is God and his only son Jesus Christ for the response that this nation, so richly blessed, is giving them. I believe you need to reexamine your condition before your time is up. As for me, I thank God for all he is capable of doing for those who serve him.
jimmie December 17, 2012 at 10:28 AM
Couldn't say it better than this Mr. Rog http://video.foxnews.com/v/2038135300001/huckabee-where-was-god/
jimmie December 17, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Our father who art in heaven forgive our nation for pushing you out.
George K December 17, 2012 at 06:40 PM
I have met Bonser personally and she was very quick to disclose information about this case to myself whom she didn't know for very long. I found her to be a completely crazy and unstable woman. I am very grateful we did not continue to do business together.
jimmie December 17, 2012 at 08:13 PM
I have met the Doctor as well and found the complete opposite to be true. She is intelligent and cares about the city. She has no issue going up against the establishment and has spent quite a few $$$ personally to defend herself against a city with unlimited taxpayer $$$ used to try to defame her. Bravo Dr. Keep up the good work!
What goes around comes around December 17, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Poor jimmie. I guess it's true - ignorance IS bliss. She "cares about the City" because it feeds her ego. No more - no less. All one needs to do is put together all the facts, and it's obvious that something doesn't add up. She may be intelligent - I haven't heard anyone dispute that - but she is clearly lying. Is that really what you want in someone's character who is trusted to make sound decisions on our behalf? Or someone who uses a tragic incident to further her own cause? Shameful and despicable.
jimmie December 17, 2012 at 09:29 PM
@what goes around..My position is based on research and intelligence. Your slander is based on mental incapacity. Cheers!
Emily December 17, 2012 at 10:04 PM
George and What goes around...jimmie will deny it but he is one of those "redshirts". I've seen him at the Council meetings. He and his mom are both glass half empty complainers. He's derided me in past posts, but that doesn't stop me from stating my observations. The red shirt's strategy is clear and they won't be confused with facts, so don't waste your time. Their sole focus is no change in Dunwoody is the only acceptable change. Moving forward is bad. And to be honest his religious rants remind me of how the Taliban try to control their people. If you don't believe what I believe you are an infidel. I believe he's become the Taliban in Dunwoody, and Ms. Bonser has landed on them at a time when she was desperate for any support base...somebody...anybody....even the Taliban if they'll support her.
Emily December 17, 2012 at 10:50 PM
And jimmie I guess that makes you the paving contractor
jimmie December 17, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Go with God...and keep your eye on the prize...
Faith Esperanza December 18, 2012 at 12:25 AM
The lengthy quote attributed to Morgan Freeman is indeed a hoax. http://todayentertainment.today.com/_news/2012/12/17/15967201-morgan-freeman-did-not-blame-the-media-for-newtown-shootings?lite
jimmie December 18, 2012 at 12:36 AM
As is Rob...
What goes around comes around December 18, 2012 at 04:42 AM
"jimmie" - your ill-informed and adolescent behavior is why you're often the last post on an article. You clearly get a very unhealthy delight over stirring things up, as i'm sure you don't have the courage or intelligence to openly argue a valid position. You and Adrian have a lot in common.
Adrian December 18, 2012 at 04:47 AM
Thanks Jimmie. You understand what's going on. You are my hero!
jimmie December 18, 2012 at 11:33 AM
@what goes....stinks not to get your way doesnt it???
Management December 18, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Only seven more pummeling days until Christmas, I hope the Grinch leaves y'all a big lump of coal. Y'all are an an embarrassment, truly a waste of bandwidth. Management
Emily December 18, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Birds of a feather do flock together! Coocoo, coocoo, coocoo!
Matt Sorwell December 18, 2012 at 07:50 PM
I wish the council could totally reconcile and move forward running the city. That is the ultimate choice for the best interest of our city.
Whatever December 18, 2012 at 10:14 PM
Adrian and Taliban jimmie - you two need to get a room, if you already haven't.
jimmie December 18, 2012 at 10:31 PM
@whatever...so old..with so old lines..get over it..she is your nightmare and has the guts to show you for what you are...
Whatever December 19, 2012 at 12:18 AM
She's no one's nightmare I can assure you. No one fears her, nor you. Annoying at times certainly, but nothing to fear. She is but one vote of 7. No one on council likes her, or respects her personally or professionally. She is an empty chair and always will be. Her reputation is forever tarnished and it is she that will have to live with that.
Whatever December 19, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Hey Adrian - nice to know your head cheerleader Taliban jimmie is a total racist. Check out his latest post on the DeKalb School Board..... jimmie 2 hours ago dekalb is run for the benefit of ------- by ------- and will never change city control is the only way to save ourselves!
jimmie December 19, 2012 at 02:06 AM
hey whatever...i know the facts..i've been to every dekald meeting they had regarding dwoods formation..i read what the georgia black caucus has to say about dwood..i'm merely stating the obvious. you're a whiner who needs some geritol..night night fb
Management December 19, 2012 at 02:29 AM
Bob - It's Over.
jimmie December 19, 2012 at 02:40 AM
management...respect in dr. b is at a much higher level than you might think..her one vote is currently a swing on many issues and that drives you crazy!!!!! get over it
Emily December 21, 2012 at 01:54 AM
more racist rhetoric from Taliban jimmie. Head cheerleader and band leader for the Adrian Bonser Victim of the Good ol Boy Network Band

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