DIAMONDHEAD, MS (WLOX) - A public hearing date has not been set yet for Diamondhead's suspended City Manager, Richard Rose. The city is wasting no time looking for a potential replacement.
Friday, the city sent an email stating it is now accepting applications for the city manager position.
As WLOX News first reported, the city council suspended Rose with pay last month, citing a number of problems. Rose has requested a public hearing to contest his removal.
The city's attorney says the city cannot hire someone for the position until the situation with Rose is resolved, but that the city wants to be ahead of the game if it does need to hire a replacement.