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Electra City Commission Votes Not To Renew City Attorney's Contract

The City of Electra is now on the hunt for a new city attorney after its city commission voted not to renew the current city attorney, Todd Greenwood's contract.
The City of Electra is now on the hunt for a new city attorney after its city commission voted not to renew the current city attorney, Todd Greenwood's contract.

Greenwood had served as Electra's city attorney for two and a half years.

On Tuesday evening, before the commissioners voted on the future of his position, Greenwood addressed them and also the controversial Youtube video at the center of all of this.

"In light of the negative publicity the video has generated, I do not anticipate this commission's renewal of my contract, however I will not resign my position," Greenwood says. 

His contract expired in December.

Greenwood said due to a possible lawsuit, there wasn't much he could say.

However, he did address the Youtube video where he's seen making comments some consider to be inappropriate.

Greenwood, "If upon release of the unedited video it proves that I have done or said anything that has embarrassed this town or caused any of you embarrassment, I'm deeply sorry for that."

But, in a unanimous vote the commission motioned not to renew Greenwood's contract. 

Electra Mayor Curtis Warner says Greenwood is a good attorney but unfortunately it's a decision that had to be made.

"It was with reluctance that I voted for this motion because I feel what we've got to do is for the best of the city and right at this time, that idea was the best thing to do," Warner says. 

It is a move some Electra residents like Matthew McAlister say is in the right direction. 

"We need to start all over from the top," McAlister says. "They cleared the police department and most of the citizens didn't like that. We need to clear it from the top. Starting with city hall and work our way down and get rid of all of them and start over. "

Greenwood did thank the commission and Electra residents for letting him serve as their city attorney.

Mayor Warner says they'll now begin the process of hiring a new city attorney.
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