City Council boots Sooba, appoints King

-during locked-out meeting

City councillors by a majority voted yesterday to remove Carol Sooba as acting Town Clerk and appointed Public Relations Officer Royston King to hold the post.

At an extraordinary meeting held in the compound of City Hall after they were locked out of the council chamber by Sooba, Mayor Hamilton Green and 13 councillors also approved a motion to return monies collected from individuals for use of space on the seawall on Easter Monday, labelling the charge illegal, and to discipline officers involved in the scheme, which did not have the council’s blessing.

A motion of no confidence was also passed against Chairman of the council’s Finance Committee Junior Garrett for his role in the saga as well as making decisions unilaterally and signing off on the spending of the city’s money without the council’s permission. The motion also resolved to remove Garrett as the committee Chairman.

All three motions were passed unanimously.

Ignoring a letter from Minister of Local Government Norman Whittaker not to hold the meeting, the mayor and the 13 councillors …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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