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I-20 Economic Development Board is back after 7 months

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The final I's were said, electing 4 members to the I-20 Economic Development Board, but without Mayor Jamie Mayo's seal of approval.

"Chairman, I want to announce effective immediately the removal of Councilman Eddie Clark and Charles Theus from the I-20 Economic Corporation," says Mayor Mayo.

This leaves Rowena Sledge and Johnny Bryant on the board and some council members upset with the mayor's actions.

"This came as a total surprise and totally shock to me when he removed the chairman from the board. It's certainly very disappointing, very let down for me certainly. I hope the city sees that we were trying to come together," says Councilman Kenneth Wilson.

While some are in shock, the mayor says his removals were in the best interest of the board.

Charles Theus has already been removed three times according to Mayo, who says he is also concerned with Councilman Clark.

"There are a couple things that he has said publicly that simply were not true that I have some concerns with, and he and I have had discussions about the board and about representation and he has participated in not electing two members that were qualified and up for appointments," says Mayo.

Councilman Clark says he's just focusing on getting Monroe where it needs to be.

"This is the time of year where we should all be happy and Monroe will eventually get where it needs to get to," says Clark.

With the two new members of the I-20 Board they are able to hold a quorum, but no meeting has been set.

Also at the meeting, three council members agreed on supporting Representative Marcus Hunter on proposing a bill to raise minimum wage to 10 dollars in the city of Monroe.

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