(AP) – A Houston-area mayor wants to fire a city manager who
previously was dismissed as the top administrator in Joplin, Missouri, over the
botched redevelopment of Joplin in the wake of a devastating tornado.
League City Mayor Pat Hallisey and City Manager Mark Rohr have repeatedly
criticized one another over various issues.
The Galveston County Daily News reports Hallisey will seek Rohr’s firing at a
Dec. 13 city council meeting.
Rohr was fired as Joplin’s city manager in 2014. An investigation found he
made no effort to have agreements with a developer reviewed by outside legal
The developer had presented $800 million in projects to help Joplin rebuild
from a 2011 tornado that destroyed a large swath of the city and killed 161
residents. But the developer later walked away.
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