Mexico Beach will ask city clerk to reconsider resignation

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

He went on to speak about Group Four councilmember Tanya Castro’s interactions with the former city clerk.

“Her demeanor was cold and cruel. Castro’s style is to micro-manage and micro-criticize and micro-chastise. That’s not my style,” Cathey said.

Cathey felt that McLeod was treated in a “way she didn’t deserve” and told the council and audience that he didn’t feel the solution to finding a new city clerk was to put an ad in the newspaper “and just get another one.”

Castro made several attempts to interrupt Cathey but he continued, citing a letter written by a female candidate that “wants to aid Castro in bringing professionalism back to the city.”

Group Three candidate Mary Blackburn stood up and disputed ever sending any such letter and demanded proof.

Cathey questioned how Castro’s attitude toward McLeod could be considered professional.

“Why are we looking for a new city clerk?” asked Cathey, “We had a good one.”

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