Mobile, Alabama (WKRGMore) — “Shock” and “disappointment” are what some people in District 6 are feeling. Three days after District 6 City Councilman Scott Jones resigned on the City Council.
“I’m really upset. I’m disappointed,” said District 6 resident Dana Helton.
“I was very upset because he was doing a great job for the district,” said Shirley Harris, another District 6 resident.
Key reasons for Jones’ resignation– Council and Mayoral support for AltaPointe despite allegations of abuse at a mental health facility. Something that Jones continues to oppose…even as far as calling for the CEO’s resignation.
Beth Rich, Jones‘ Predecessors believe that whatever the reason for his resignation, Jones has let the people of District 6 down.
“When you put your hands on the Bible and take the oath of office, I believe it’s a four-year commitment. When you leave,” Rich said. “It’s clear that he was very keen on his desire to see a change there, but his manner of offending people and publicly slandering them was highly inappropriate.”
District 6 residents and members of the Connie Hudson Senior Community Center said they were surprised by Jones’ announcement.
“Because that’s the only way you can handle things.
“It must have been a very strong feeling for him to resign,” Helton said. “I respect that. I hate it when it makes me give up an important position. It’s true.”
The city is now working on setting the date of Special election to fill District 6 seats.
https://www.wkrg.com/mobile-county/former-district-6-city-councilwoman-and-residents-react-to-scott-jones-resignation/ Former District 6 City Council members and residents react to Scott Jones’ resignation