Port Arthur city council members demand city manager resign

12 News has learned that at least two Port Arthur council members have demanded the city manager quit or be fired.

Multiple sources at city hall have confirmed that city manager Floyd Johnson was asked to resign by Tuesday.

If Johnson doesn't, his termination will be placed on the agenda for a special meeting Thursday.
Some city council members are upset that the city has not progressed more under Johnson's leadership and they're unhappy with his budget planning and inexperience in dealing with tax abatements. 

Johnson has been city manager since July 2012 and his contract is approved year-to-year.

We have been told by multiple sources that are seven to eight of the nine council members who are ready to let him go.

Councilman Willie Bae Lewis tells 12News he is against the idea, and he says he's encouraging the city manager to take legal action against the council members who gave him the ultimatum.

Lewis believes there might have been a violation of the open meetings act. 
     

We have left messages to Johnson, but have not yet received a call back.


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