by Adam Manno
"I called Miss Novak and asked if she would be willing to modify our scope of work to not include the police review and she was agreeable to that," Tecklenburg said. "She's got plenty of work."
A clause in Novak Consulting's contract with the City of Charleston states that the city has "the unilateral right to modify any contract resulting from this solicitation."
The committee also voted to submit a new request for proposal for a contractor specializing in police audits. Both votes must be ultimately approved by City Council, which meets on Tuesday.
"We can start from scratch for an RFP to do the work we wanted with a firm that can effectively do it," said committee member James Lewis Jr.
The committee also agreed to not repeat a mistake that is arguably to blame for the back and forth between Novak Consulting, the city, and local residents: A committee of community leaders, activists, and at least four council members will be established to create and review a detailed scope of work within the new RFP.