City Council Meeting
City of DeBary
Subject: Public Hearing to Consider and Render a Decision on Whether Mayor Clint Johnson violated Section 4.04(a) of the City of Debary Charter and whether he shall be Declared to have Forfeited his Office in accordance with Sections 4.07 and 4.09 of the City of Debary Charter.
From: City Manager
Meeting/Hearing Date: June 1, 2016
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At the May 4, 2016, Council Meeting the City Council voted to call for and schedule a Public Hearing on June 1, 2016, to Consider and Render a Decision on Whether Mayor Johnson violated Section 4.04 of the City Charter and shall be Declared to have Forfeited his Office.
Under the City Charter Section on Prohibitions on the City Council and individual Council members, Subsection 4.04 (a) provides:
Neither the Council, nor any individual member of the Council, shall in any manner dictate the employment or removal of any employee other than the City Manager and City Attorney, but the Council may express its views and fully and freely discuss with the City Manager anything pertaining to the appointment or removal of such officers or employees. No individual member of the Council shall give orders to any officer or employee of the City. Recommendations for improvements in the City government operations shall come through the City Manager, but each member of the Council shall be free to discuss or recommend improvements to the City Manager, and the Council is free to direct the City Manager to implement specific recommendations for improvement in City government operations.
The city has in its possession records originating from Mayor Johnson that:
A. Give orders to city employees in violation of the City Charter.
B. Dictates the firing of city employees that report to the city manager in violation of the City Charter
C. Fails to follow the Charter requirement for recommending improvements in the city in violation of the City Charter.
Charter Violations Charged:
2 Counts dictating the removal of city employees reporting to the city manager.
7 Counts giving orders to officers and employees of the City.
4 Counts violating Charter requirement that recommendations for improvements in the City government shall come through the City Manager and providing that each member of the Council shall be free to discuss or recommend improvements to the City Manager.
Conduct the Public Hearing
City Council Action:
( ) Approved As Recommended
( ) Approved With Modification
( ) Disapproved
( ) Continued Date:
( ) Other