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Video: Portsmouth City Council Meets After City Manager Dr. Lydia Pettis Patton Submits Resignation. Move Comes After Pettis Patton Removed City’s Police Chief on Friday.


UPDATE 1:07 pm – The Portsmouth City Council just voted 4-3 to terminate the contract of the City Attorney, Solomon Ashby. It then voted unanimously to appoint Burle Stromberg as Interim City Attorney.

UPDATE 12:56 pm – The Portsmouth City Council just voted 4-3 to accept the resignation of Dr. Lydia Pettis Patton as Portsmouth City Manager, effective immediately. The Council then voted unanimously to appoint an interim City Manager…

More developments in Portsmouth early today, with the City Council meeting following the resignation of City Manager Dr. Lydia Pettis Patton. According to the Virginian-Pilot, Pettis Patton resigned “hours before council members held a special meeting to discuss her performance,” and just a few days after she “had temporarily removed Police Chief Angela Greene from her post amid controversy over criminal charges filed in the vandalism of a Confederate monument.” We’ll see what comes out of this meeting, which started off in open session and then almost immediately went into a closed meeting (to discuss the performance of the City Manager and City Attorney)…

Meanwhile, for more on Greene’s removal as Police Chief, see here. And for more background, see Wait, Seriously? Sen. Louise Lucas’ *Daughter*, Portsmouth Vice Mayor Lisa Lucas-Burke, Now Faces Criminal Charges After “a white city resident brought them”???BREAKING: Portsmouth Police Chief Announces Felony Arrest Warrants for Virginia Senate President Pro Tempore Louise LucasVideo: Del. Don Scott (D) Defends Virginia Senate President Pro Tem Louise Lucas (D) Over Confederate Monument Protest in Portsmouth; etc.


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