No variable specified
Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker to run for re-election
by Nicole Dow
July 02, 2013 11:21 AM | 1900 views | 2 2 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker
Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker
slideshow
Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker “absolutely” intends on running for re-election in the fall, despite being the center of an investigation launched by the city council to look into unspecified concerns of Bodker allegedly violating the city’s charter and ethics ordinance.

“Considering I don’t believe I’ve done anything to warrant such an investigation or that I violated any of the tenets that the citizens would expect of me, then [the investigation should not affect the election],” he said.

He thinks the cause of investigation may be politically motivated.

“It’s hard for me to draw any other conclusion given the limited information I have and the fact that it occurs in an election year,” Bodker said.

The city council hired Decatur law firm Wilson, Morton and Downs to handle the investigation at a cost of $185 an hour. City councilman Randall Johnson said council wanted a firm that was independent of the city, its elected officials and its employees.

Though the city’s communications manager, Rosemary Taylor, said the investigation is currently underway, Bodker said as of last Thursday, he had not been contacted by the law firm nor had any council member spoken to him regarding the investigation.

“Everything I’ve learned, I’ve learned through the media,” Bodker said.

Taylor said council has been advised by their attorneys not to comment about the ongoing investigation. A report will be made public once the investigation is completed. Depending on the results of the findings, city councilmembers will then decide on what next steps to take.

Taylor said the investigation could last about six weeks but council hopes it gets completed as soon as possible.
Comments
(2)
Comments-icon Post a Comment
Baloney!!!!
|
July 06, 2013
Baloney. Bodker knew of the nature of the special meeting of the city council. He even stated that he chose not to stay for it without legal council. Quit lying, M. Bodker
Taxpayer1839
|
July 06, 2013
Not voting for Bodker. No more career politicians for Johns Creek. Time to move onto "fresh,new blood". Problems arise when someone is in office more than 2 terms.
*We welcome your comments on the stories and issues of the day and seek to provide a forum for the community to voice opinions. All comments are subject to moderator approval before being made visible on the website but are not edited. The use of profanity, obscene and vulgar language, hate speech, and racial slurs is strictly prohibited. Advertisements, promotions, spam, and links to outside websites will also be rejected. Please read our terms of service for full guides