San Diego That recent report on the City's Sunroad office building debacle by Mayor Jerry Sander's in-house ethics officer Jo Anne SawyerKnoll has cleared fellow mayoral aide Julie Dubick of any involvement in her husband's dealings with Sunroad owner Aaron Feldman. As first reported here May 24, Mitchell Dubick, an attorney with Higgs, Fletcher & Mack, filed suit on June 26 of last year against the Internal Revenue Service on behalf of Sunroad Holding, seeking documents about a Sunroad tax audit. That was just a week after the Federal Aviation Administration told Sunroad that its Montgomery Field office building was 20 feet too tall, launching the scandal that subsequently engulfed the mayor's office.
SawyerKnoll's report says Dubick "was never aware of her husband's involvement with Feldman. Further, no evidence was found that she had ever communicated any information to her husband regarding the Sunroad-Centrum 12 project or its controversy." Besides that, the report concludes, Dubick, the mayor's "policy director," didn't know much about what was going on anyway. "Ms. Dubick further advised that what little she knows about the Sunroad-Centrum 12 project and all the various issues surrounding the topic are primarily those things that she has read in the newspapers."