“He has hired another one of his friends as attorney.” The retainer is “more than what we would get. Does that even make sense? But if you’re trying to line somebody’s pocket, it makes sense.” Miranda Avant-elliott

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Pierson, who is paid $20,000 to serve as city manager in addition to mayor, said he stopped paying Avant-elliott, Reed and the two other board members who made up the opposition faction because they boycotted months of meetings to deny the board of...

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