Mexico Beach will ask city clerk to reconsider resignation

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

Cathey proposed approaching McLeod to ask her to reconsider her resignation.

Council members Lanny Howell, Bobby Pollock and Jack Mullen agreed. Castro offered no support for having McLeod reconsider.

“I took an oath to do a job. I ask questions to make sure I have all the information I need in order to govern,” responded Castro.

She stated that her style was “open and transparent” and encouraged the other members of the council to act the same way.

Pollock stated that in her first nine months in office, Castro had done a great job, but shared that she had told him privately that, “Chris [Hubbard] and Debbie ought to be fired for shacking up together.”

Castro responded to the allegations calling them false and sought to understand why McLeod’s concerns weren’t brought to her attention prior to the resignation and confirmed that several other councilmembers knew about them.

As bickering between Pollock and Castro quieted, Cathey hesitantly opened the floor to public comments.

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