Harassment Claim Filed Against City Official

Public Works Director Sid Mousavi has been accused of sexual harassment by a female administrator in a claim filed against the city.

Nancy Hutar, a development services manager, alleges that Mousavi started harassing her in 1996 and retaliated against her after she rebuffed his invitations for a "romantic or sexual relationship."

City officials said Monday that an outside attorney is investigating her claim.

"These allegations are untrue," Mousavi said. "I will be completely vindicated when the personnel investigation is completed."

In the claim, Hutar alleges that Mousavi's behavior was known to city officials and that he has made similar repeated requests to other female employees.

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