Josh RhodenApr 19, 2018, 10:31 pm

Man fired for allegedly going to council meeting with former mayor

Larry McDowell sues Mount Vernon for his job, benefits

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MOUNT VERNON — Larry McDowell, a former Mount Vernon city employee, is suing the city after he says Mayor Richard Thomas fired him for attending a city council meeting with former Mayor Ernie Davis. McDowell, who worked as a nutritionist in the recreation department since 2011, says that a meeting with Thomas over a tennis court became contentious. Allegedly, days after the meeting, he was let go. Now, he’s suing to get his job back with full pay and benefits.

Mayor Thomas and former Mayor Davis have been reported to have had disagreements in the past, specifically on whether or not a roof should go over the tennis court at Memorial Field.

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