A controversial issue has come to the forefront for the May 24 City Council meeting.
Mayor Pat Hays on May 13 vetoed the reappointment of Calvin Muldrow to a fourth term on the Civil Service Commission. Muldrow has served on the commission since 1975.
At the May 10 City Council meeting, Muldrow was unanimously re-appointed to the commission for a six-year term. His last term expired April 30.
The commission is responsible for hearings, hiring practices, disciplinary actions, investigations, promotions and terminations concerning city personnel.
Hays said in a May 18 interview that he vetoed Muldrow’s reappointment because of a “roadblock” in communication between the two, which hampered the effectiveness of the commission and the mayor’s office.
Muldrow said in a May 17 telephone interview that Hays had more responsibility for any lack of communication. Muldrow said he believed the veto stemmed from the Ward 2 aldermanic race in which he was Alderman Ira Scoggins’ campaign chairman. Continue reading