An internal investigation requested by Melissa Meeker, the executive director of the South Florida Water Management District, concludes that neither she nor her staff did any wrong in awarding a billboard contract to her former business partner — who is also a former board member.
“We found no evidence of Executive Director collusion with any district staff or external parties or coercion regarding the (billboard) solicitation,” wrote J. Timothy Beirnes, the district’s inspector general in his 10-page report released on Monday. “We found no indication that the Executive Director was involved in the vendor selection process or in any way attempted to interfere with the process.”
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