A woman who was renting a residence from Atwater’s city manager has filed a claim against the city, alleging the top city executive abused her authority by using the city’s police officers in an attempt to solve a private tenancy dispute.
Sandra Rahn, the former resident and a retired Atwater recreation supervisor who worked for the city for 20 years, filed the claim on May 4.
Rahn said she did so following heated incidents in November when she was renting the property from Atwater City Manager Lori Waterman.
The disagreement festered when Waterman sold the home and gave Rahn notice to move out. Rahn said she complied, but took issue with outside individuals entering the property while she was still a tenant.
“You don’t have the power to direct a city-funded police force to do your private business,” Adam Stewart, Rahn’s attorney, told the Sun-Star.