City aldermen override mayor’s attempt to stop his pay cut

Published 1:50 pm Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Lawmakers of a Mississippi city have overridden the mayor’s attempt to veto a policy that would limit his travel and cut at least 15% of his salary.

The Sun Herald reports the Moss Point Board of Aldermen voted 5-3 Tuesday to override Mayor Mario King’s veto. Alderman Sherwood Bradford proposed the new policy as lawsuits mount against King, whose two-year reign has been littered with allegations of misconduct.

Current lawsuits accuse him of discriminating against older workers, harassing a city employee with a gun and using a firehouse as a “personal motel” for sex, among other allegations. He has denied the allegations.

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Bradford’s proposed policy changes include restricting the carrying of firearms at City Hall, excluding police, and barring King from making press releases for anyone other than himself.