The Chief Financial Officer for the Town of Weymouth has come under fire for showing a video during a budget hearing this past week and Mayor Sue Kay says CFO William McKinney has offered to resign over the matter but instead she’s decided to suspend him without pay.
Mayor Kay is proposing a nearly $140 million budget for the next fiscal year but many feel the proposal doesn’t put enough towards school finances.
In the video shown Monday, McKinney had teenagers from a Boy Scout troop reenact, or appear to reenact, recent meetings that involved discussions about the budget.
After about six minutes, the video was turned off and McKinney immediately apologized saying he “didn’t mean to offend anyone” and “thought it was funny, but obviously it wasn’t.”
In a statement released by Mayor Kay, she says the suspension is necessary and McKinney’s action was,“contrary to my policy of reviewing all matters that represent my administration and the office of the Mayor.”
She also says, “It is my belief that the Town is better served retaining Mr. McKinney in his role and assisting me in bringing the Town through this difficult budget season and beyond.”