“It’s all just about politics," the mayor said when she received the citation. "There are people who don’t want the residents to know what’s going on.”
The newsletter contained information about the city’s planned $900,000 purchase of a Wachovia building on East Point Street to use as part of a new government center. Pittman vetoed the purchase, but her veto was overturned.
Councilman Lance Rhodes, who has been a vocal opponent of some of the mayor's actions in the past, said he was happy with some aspects of the decision and that the cost is "irrelevant."
"You want an impartial judge when any member of the city council or mayor have charges against them," Rhodes said.