Fireworks at Port Allen City Council meeting over controversial decisions by Mayor
POSTED: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 8:14pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 12:06pm
PORT ALLEN, LA (NBC33) — Newly elected Mayor of Port Allen is causing a stir in the community. Tonight she went against the recommendations of the city council and appointed a family member to a newly created high ranking position.
Mayor Deedy Slaughter terminated the city’s former Chief Financial Officer after city officials found questionable spending practices in the city’s audit. Tonight’s city council meeting exploded with fireworks when Slaughter appointed her brother-in-law, Dr. Ralph Slaughter, to the new position.
At one point after the announcement police were called in to calm down the massive crowd in attendance.
Click here to learn more about why the residents of Port Allen fear the newly elected mayor is playing old games they had hoped to end.