Charlotte City Council gets a bit dysfunctional

OK, maybe a lot dysfunctional. Per the UPoR:

Charlotte City Council member LaWana Mayfield said fellow council member Claire Fallon has been a “constant negative impact” on the City Council and city, and Mayfield has asked her colleagues to explore whether they could discipline her.

Mayfield sent the email to council members Sunday, after Fallon had sent an email that was highly critical of the city and the Fire Department. Fallon also asked that Fire Chief Jon Hannan be fired.

In her email, Mayfield said council members must meet to discuss a “censorship” of Fallon. Council members, however, cannot censor a fellow council member, who are elected. They could vote to censure Fallon, which would be a formal rebuke.

Should it come as a surprise that this goes back to the firing of fire investigator Crystal Eschert? Probably not.

Michael Lowrey

Michael Lowrey is a contributor to Carolina Journal and a policy analyst for the John Locke Foundation. Lowrey has written numerous articles for the foundation on topics su...

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