Tempe city manager fired by a 5-2 council vote
Web Producer: Taylor Higgins
PHOENIX (AP) - The Tempe City Council has voted to fire the city manager.
The Arizona Republic reports that Charlie Meyer was fired Monday by a 5-2 council vote.
The 60-year-old Meyer had held the position that pays more than $188,000 per year since 2007.
Mayor Mark Mitchell and four council members voted for dismissal, citing issues that included lack of communication skills.
Tempe has dealt with several high-profile problems in recent years, including a scandal that led to the resignation of the city's fire chief.
The Republic reports that Tempe residents were critical of Meyer's decision to ban televising the public-comments period of City Council meetings. The decision sparked criticism over the public's free-speech rights.
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