The part-time city council appealed to an organization accustomed to dealing with such challenges — the Georgia Municipal Association — after a former interim city manager resigned.
City Council members are moving quickly to put new leadership in place following the recent resignations of key employees. On Tuesday night, following a closed session discussion for personnel at a special called meeting, the council voted to hire Franklin Etheridge as interim city manager for an undetermined period of time.
Porterdale City Council on Monday, Aug. 2, cut in half a property tax increase planned to create funding to help pay off $1 million in debt the city has incurred since 2018.
As residents await the results of an investigation into Porterdale’s finances, city officials are searching for solutions to financial difficulties that threaten the town’s solvency.