Details: The City Manager of Townscape discovers that one of
the city council members has been giving information from executive sessions to
a friend who is bidding on a large city contract for a new river crossing. The
council member was the swing vote on the board that helped to hire the manager.
The project is important to the city and will help to improve its image and
make it a contender for a new development on the far side of the river. If the
City Manager launches an internal investigation, the city is sure to lose the
opportunity for the project as well as any state and federal funds to help pay
for the bridge.

The City Manager needs to consider the pros and cons of
blowing the whistle on the council member. Because you have excelled in your
work thus far and have won over the City Manager’s trust, he turns to you for
counsel. How can this potentially impact the economic future of the city? What
advice do you give to the City Manager taking into consideration the entire
good of Townscape?