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Iorio looks at e-mails in account shared by ex-TIA chief and wife

Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio has asked the city attorney to look into e-mails that former Tampa International Airport executive director Louis Miller sent to a home account he shares with his wife, a top city development official.

Iorio is interested in four e-mails brought to her attention by the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority's general counsel, Gigi Rechel. The e-mails involve zoning issues on properties involving the airport. Cyndy Miller is administrator of the city's Growth Management and Development Division.

"I've looked at the four e-mails, and I don't see anything in there that raises a concern,'' Iorio said this morning. In the years Cyndy Miller worked for the city, she has been careful to distance herself from any conversations about the airport — even excusing herself from staff meetings, said Iorio.

Louis Miller said he regularly sent e-mails home from his office to work after hours. The couple has a shared e-mail account at their home.

The e-mails from his office were "just for me to see and read at home,'' he said this morning. "I'd do it weekly.''

Louis Miller resigned Feb. 24 after nearly 14 years of running the airport. He wanted to pursue other career opportunities, he told authority board members. Miller had been at odds with some board member since December. He will work through April 23 advising interim executive director John Wheat.

Steve Huettel can be reached at huettel@sptimes.com or (813) 226-3384.

Iorio looks at e-mails in account shared by ex-TIA chief and wife 03/09/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 12:18pm]
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