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No resolution in sight just yet for city council and the mayor

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)-Monroe's Mayor Jamie Mayo and the city council continue to be split tonight.

And an agreement doesn't seem to be in sight.

The outcome of Tuesday's city council meeting re-ignited the feud.

This all stems from a lawsuit that Mayor Mayo filed against specific members of the council.

" Their needs to be some type of as I mentioned finality to this situation and they should want it as well. Dropping the lawsuit serves no purpose" says Mayo.

The council is asking the mayor to drop a lawsuit he filed back in august on council members Clark, Armstrong, Wilson, and Blakes saying its wasting tax payer dollars.

"However if you continue with the lawsuit and have to go to a hearing that is set for February 2014 the attorneys are still working and acquiring legal fees" says Eddie Clark.

The suit was filed after the council chose to vote on ordinances and a resolution regarding the I-20 board's closed door meeting's and the mayor's power related to the I-20 board.

"They have in acted a resolution and an ordinance against the judges order which is contempt of court and will be proven as that" says Mayo.

While Mayo wants the council to answer to a judge, Councilman Clark says he wants to stop wasting tax dollars.

"Its a sad situation for the city however this council is willing to address this matter at this meeting or the next meeting until we have a resolution" says Clark.

But until the two come two an agreement the I-20 board will remain at a stand still and attorney fees paid by you the tax payers will continue to pile up.

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