Scheer's medical leave stems from stress incurred when the City
Council voted in early September to place him and Wood on paid
administrative leave as a result of their general performance
evaluations. During that same session, council members also voted to
halt all business with an outside legal firm, audit the city
attorney's office and create a subcommittee to review the performance
of the city's top two attorneys.
A week later, council members unanimously voted to reinstate Wood.
On Oct. 4, the council narrowly reinstated Scheer by a 3-2 vote.
Scheer returned to his office on a part-time basis on Oct. 7,
despite claims from his attorney that he had developed serious
medical conditions as a result of stress and was on heavy medication.
On Oct. 17, the city's outside legal counsel gave Scheer the option
Scheer's attorney, Greg Petersen, was not available for comment
-- Deirdre Newman