BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Metro Council Member, Cleve Dunn Jr., is reconsidering whether to fire Parish Attorney Andy Dotson due to levels of accountability.

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, the East Baton Rouge Metro Council held its monthly meeting to discuss several important items on its agenda.

According to two item numbers on the agenda, both included the name of Parish Attorney Dotson. Both items suggest firing Dotson due to his “loss of confidence in his ability”, and “regarding the NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement), the stormwater fee item and surrounding issues.”

“I feel that we were misled,” says Councilman Cleve Dunn Jr. of District 6.

Deputy Parish Attorney Bob Abbott announced his retirement last week Friday, Nov. 4, and Assistant Chief Administrative Officer, Kelvin Hill, for the Mayor’s Office, the man at the front of the utility fee plans, decided to resign.

“They both had an opportunity to bring clarity to the narrative that was being created, and that never happened,” stated Dunn.

After Abbott’s retirement announcement, Dunn feels the need to re-evaluate the decision to remove Dotson. Wanting the other council members to re-evaluate if Dotson should be let go from his position or not.

Dunn says that “If that wouldn’t have been announced, I still would have moved forward with my item, it’s because of that announcement on Friday that I removed my item.”

Dunn is also concerned about gaining the community’s trust in local leaders. “I think it’s tough to move forward, for the council, the mayor’s office, or the Parish attorney to stand before the people, and request any support or anything else, without addressing this issue,” he says.

If you’re interested in attending, the next council meeting is on Tuesday, Nov 22.