Diamondhead City Council suspends City Manager Rose

DIAMONDHEAD, MS (WLOX) - The Diamondhead City Council has voted to suspend City Manager Richard Rose. The council went into executive session Wednesday before making a decision. The council voted 4 to 2 in favor of the suspension.

City leaders gave a number of reasons for their decision. A few of them include disorganization, hard time getting along with people, indecisive, didn't respond to residents in a timely manner.

Public Works Director Richard Sullivan has been named the acting city manager for Diamondhead.

By Friday, April 25, Rose must decide whether or not he wants to go through with a public hearing. During that hearing, Rose would have a chance to discuss the matter before residents and the city.

Rose was suspended with pay. He was not at Wednesday's meeting. Rose was hired shortly after the city incorporated.

WLOX News has reached out to Richard Rose, but he was not immediately available for a response.

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