Independent Council candidate Vance High has accused Democratic candidate David Brown of attempted bribery. High says that, in a private phone call between the two, Brown offered High a position on a city environmental committee if High would drop out of the race. (There is a fear among some Democrats that High could have a spoiler effect, drawing votes away from the weaker Democratic candidates.) Brown denies that any such a trade was offered, saying that he simply told High that he would have been good to have on the Streams Committee, and, separately, that if High were to drop out, that would help assure that High’s interests would be represented on Council. High’s response to that? “Hell no.” Elizabeth Nelson has the story in today’s Progress.