Petition seeks removal of Greenville City Attorney

Greenville – If enough signatures are gained, an item calling for the removal of City Attorney Brent A. Money would appear on the May 14 ballot.

The group composing the petition consists of two former Greenville City Council members and two former mayors, in response to Money's alleged involvement in the dispute between the City and L-3 Mission Integration.

Jerry J. Ransom, a member of the committee circulating the petition, had planned to hand in the paperwork today. Money says he had been attempting to meet with Ransom concerning the matter, but that Ransom had refused.

Former Council members R. Glen Steed and Avon Acker, as well as former mayors Jim Morris and Bill Morgan are among the petition committee members.

In a related story, the L-3 controversy has now sparked the resignation of two Greenville Planning and Zoning Commission members.

Place 3 Commission member Holly Gray and Place 9 Commission member Diana Anderson turned in their letters of resignation Monday.

According to City Planner Lance Estep, there were no specific reason cited in the letters, he believed it had to do with the dispute with L-3 Mission Integration.

Anderson's term on the P&Z Commission was due to expire in June, while Gray's term was due to expire in 2012. A Committee will now come up with recommendations for filling the two vacancies.