Stakes get higher in council woman/city attorney feud

By WLOX Staff

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Gulfport council woman Ella Holmes-Hines wants the city attorney cut. She's added an item to next week's council agenda to eliminate funding for the city attorney's position.

Holmes-Hines told WLOX News the action is a direct result of a brewing feud between her and city attorney Jeff Bruni, being played out in the newspaper. Bruni was quoted this week calling Holmes-Hines a liar.

"We have more professionalism than this," Holmes-Hines told WLOX News. "It's most unfortunate, but quite appalling.  It's very hurtful, too."

Though the council can't hire or fire the city attorney, Holmes-Hines said the council can control funding for the position.

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