Courtesy The Alpharetta Beacon
Council member Bill Lusk said he was "sickened" by the news (of City Manager Billy Beckett's resignation) according to an article in the recently released Alpharetta Beacon. "It was the intent of certain Council members to chase out the most competent city manager we've ever got in the city," Lusk said. "The actions today by one Council member was so degrading that nobody could have sustained any more crap like that." The councilmember Lusk is referring to is Alan Tart. "It's nauseating and sickening and it's time for the city to recall every council member," Lusk added.
Council member Alan Tart had a different view. "The fact that Mr. Beckett made statements to citizens relative to the sewer issue that were incorrect is reflective of Mr.Beckett's incompetence," said Tart, "and the fact that he would rather resign than to correct the mistakes he made demonstrates his lack of professionalism. He took this way too personally, in my opinion. An extreme move like this is from someone who was supposed to be as professional and seasoned as Mr. Beckett purported to be is appalling to me. The expansion of sanitary sewer into currently un-sewered areas is one of the most important issue facing the City of Milton. The citizens deserve city staff and elected officials who will be truthful with them on this issue. Only then can we have healthy, honest debate on this issue."
So what are your thoughts? Do you agree with Lusk regarding a complete recall? If so, who would you suggest take their place? If not, why? Have your say today in the Accessmilton comment section below.