(Michigan City, IN) - The Mayor of Michigan City has removed several public service officials.
Mayor Duane Parry, who appoints members to the Michigan City Housing Authority, had sought to have four MCHA members removed from their positions since late April.
The members were Carla Mock, Willie Lee, Doretha Sanders-Malone, and Milton Malone. The four members challenged the Mayor’s decision, and a hearing officer heard the case on June 21.
According to the Mayor’s office, the Hearing Officer, Gerald M. Bishop, on Friday issued an order formally removing the members from the Housing Authority for neglect of duty and inefficiency.
The Hearing Officer determined the Housing Authority members were negligent and ineffective because they conducted meetings in violation of the Indiana Open Door Law and voted to continue operating a meeting in violation of the Indiana Open Door Law despite being presented with a cease-and-desist letter from the Mayor.
“I am pleased with the decision from the Hearing Officer, and I am committed to seeing that the Housing Authority continues to make strides forward for our city and residents,” Parry said.
Parry will be announcing his new appointments to the Housing Authority soon.