NEWS FLASH: City Council withdraws offer to hire new clerk

November 22, 2006 by  
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(November 22, 2006) Ypsilanti City council, after a lengthy closed session, has decided to not hire Lisa Johnson for City Clerk. The City Council in a brief one sentence statement said Johnson had not passed the background check.

Johnson had come under fire for having failed to disclose legal problems prior to her hiring, including an arrest in 2005 for tampering with financial records. Charges were later dismissed, however, prosecutors have indicated they intend to appeal the dismissal.

Watch Video of Ypsilanti City Council, November 21, 2006

The Dayton (OH) Daily News reported that Johnson had resigned from her post as Moraine Clerk after the Moraine Council had voted to terminate her in September 2006.

Ypsilanti City Council then passed a resolution to invite the five remaining candidates back for another round of interviews. It is unknown how many of the remaining candidates are still interested in the position. Amanda Holsinger, Interim Ypsilanti City Clerk, had already withdrawn her application.


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