Augusta Commission votes to fire city attorney, city administrator

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

August City Commissioners voted in favor of firing city attorney Andrew McKenzie and city manager Janice Jackson on Tuesday. (Source: WRDW)

AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- City leaders have voted in favor of firing the Augusta city attorney and the city administrator.

The vote comes after a kerfuffle involving Mayor Hardie Davis' new car and whether or not state law says he must display an official city decal.

Georgia State Law requires cities to have a decal, emblem or some sort of marking logo on city cars. There are exceptions to this requirement, among them include law enforcement and prosecutors. McKenzie said he thinks the mayor could fall into the category with law enforcement and prosecutors.

City commissioner Ben Hasan argued against McKenzie, calling his thoughts a "bogus interpretation of the law."

Hasan attempted to call a vote to fire McKenzie back on April 2, but Davis adjourned council just before that vote was set to take place.

Meanwhile, Augusta City Manager Janice Jackson was also let go Tuesday based on "performance issues," according to officials.

More on this story as it develops.