The Clarion-Ledger, 7/9/7

The City Attorney’s office confirmed today that Jackson Mayor Frank Melton was violating state law by allowing Charles Melvin to continue supervising the city’s parks and recreation department after he was rejected by the council as director.

“For the record, I said last week when the mayor was here, that I thought the law was very clear. That if a person was rejected by the City Council, that is not confirmed by the City Council, that person should serve in no leadership capacity in that department,” Ward 2 Councilman Leslie McLemore said.