City of Madison officials call for Tim Johnson's resignation - - Jackson, MS

City of Madison officials call for Tim Johnson's resignation

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By Marsha Thompson - bio | email

In a rare move, City of Madison aldermen have signed a resolution asking for Madison County Supervisor Tim Johnson to resign. Johnson told WLBT News Thursday that was not going to happen.

The vote was unanimous. The resolution cites four specific concerns.

The first was Johnson's support of attempts to put into place the largest tax hike in the county's history back in 2008.

Madison Aldermen also blasted Johnson for resisting an audit of what they call, "questionable engineering fees, subcontracts and allegedly inflated fees for administration of those sub contracts."

Madison's Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler said Thursday Johnson has not represented the city well. 

"Tim Johnson has two more years left to represent District 2. If this kind of behavior continues, can you imagine the damage he can do to Madison County," Hawkins said.

Johnson blasted right back. "I'm doing the best I can trying to help the City of Madison with the dollars from the county, and I'm proud of my record." 

We asked him if he was going to resign.  His reply was "no I'm not going to resign."

The political feud between the two Madison County officials has been on-going. Johnson said after he completes this term on the Board of Supervisors he will not run for re-election.

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