Following the Jan. 7 Delta City Council meeting, the council held an executive session during which they voted Delta City Manager David Torgler would be placed on paid leave until council can decide how to handle “a personnel issue,” as the meeting agenda stated.
The reasons behind Torgler’s paid leave are unknown to the press at this time, as the discussion took place in an executive meeting, which is closed to the public and the press. Delta Mayor Ron Austin said he was unable to answer questions regarding the personnel issue, but said the official statement resulting from the executive session is, "Delta City Manager David Torgler has been placed on administrative leave with full pay while the city council considers a personnel matter."
In the absence of Torgler during this time, the council appointed Delta Parks and Recreation Director Wilma Erven as interim town manager.
The DCI will report further on the alleged personnel issue as more information becomes available.