Poplar Bluff City Manager Fired by New Council

4 years 4 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, May 07 2014 May 7, 2014 Wednesday, May 07, 2014 6:53:38 PM CDT May 07, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) - A long-time Poplar Bluff city manager has been ousted by a new crop of elected leaders.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 64-year-old City Manager Doug Bagby was escorted from City Hall Monday night by Poplar Bluff police after the council voted to fire him. Bagby said he wasn't given a reason for the dismissal.

New Mayor Angela Pearson has wrangled with Bagby over his paid position on the board of a bank that does business with the southeast Missouri city but abstained from voting on the termination, though she did attend the closed meeting.

Pearson is a 31-year-old political novice who helped elect three allies in April. Bagby sued the mayor for defamation after she criticized some city contracts and complained to state and federal officials.

 

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