Mexico Beach will ask city clerk to reconsider resignation

Published: Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 10:22 AM.

After discussing the agenda for next week’s regular monthly meeting, the Mexico Beach City Council erupted into heated conversation over Deborah McLeod’s resignation as City Clerk.

Since the position became available the city received 19 job applications but didn’t feel that the candidates had the necessary experience.

Mayor Al Cathey shared his thoughts on the situation at hand.

“Nothing bothered me more than the resignation of Ms. McLeod,” he said, “Some people think we need an investigation, but I think we need a mirror.”

Cathey questioned why McLeod, an employee of seven years who had been through many council changes would suddenly resign citing, “harassment and bullying” as the reason.

He worried about how these actions would look to anyone interviewing for the vacant position.

He proposed a question to the members of the council, and asked, “How do we want to run our community? What’s our style?”

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