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Mayor Elect McMillan speaks out on CDE plans for hiring Johnny Piper

Kim McMillan

Kim McMillan

Because of numerous rumors and speculation in the community linking Mayor-elect Kim McMillan to the possibility Clarksville Department of Electricity Power Board members will hire current city Mayor Johnny Piper as the next superintendent of the public utility, she wants to express her opinion to the public on the matter.

“I don’t think it’s a good idea,” she said. “The issue isn’t about whether Johnny Piper is qualified to run the day-to-day operations of CDE, that’s a decision for the Power Board. It’s about good government, which I’ve promoted, and will continue to advocate, as an elected official. Such action would be counter to the spirit of a city ordinance that prohibits elected city officials from becoming city department heads immediately after leaving office. My problem with this situation is a former mayor would be leaving office and going directly into a city leadership position without a break in service, or a ‘cooling-off period,’ as some call it.” «Read the rest of this article»

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