UPDATE: Potential District 5 recall debate cancelled

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 3:17am

The potential recall of District 5 Metro Councilwoman Pam Murray was to be debated at a community forum on Thursday evening at the McFerrin Neighborhood Center, but organizers said Wednesday the event has been cancelled.

Murray, the embattled second term Councilwoman, was to speak to the community as will attorney and District 5 resident Jamie Hollin, who is leading the recall effort.

Murray has been embroiled in controversy since it was revealed earlier this year that she lives most of the time in Detroit, where she works as a social worker at a methadone clinic.

And she supported a zone change bill for Cleveland Street, which had stringent opposition from constituents. Eventually the bill, which would have brought an apartment complex to a former junkyard property, was withdrawn.

The councilwoman also had an ethics complaint filed against her with the state ethics commission alleging she gave false information on her 2007 and 2008 disclosure forms.

Earlier this year Murray was involved in ugly scene following a community meeting, in which District 8 Metro Councilwoman Karen Bennett called Metro Police.

Bennett said a group with Murray confronted her and yelled racial epithets. No charges were filed, and Murray filed a counter complaint of her own.


4 Comments on this post:

By: idgaf on 9/2/09 at 6:58

Murry needs to resign and make this all go away.

By: trtay2004 on 9/2/09 at 7:14


By: WayneJ on 9/2/09 at 3:50


By: Alphadog7 on 9/3/09 at 8:11