Mayor John W.D. Bowling says he will not respond to ethics charges about Danville Manor Shopping Center until the Ethics Board has finished its inquiry.
The board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at city hall.
"It's out of respect for the board," Bowling said.
But Bowling did deny any financial interest in Popeye's restaurant on Hustonville Road as was alleged in a complaint filed by Danville Citizens for Good Government. Alan Burns, one of the mayor's partners in Danarb, Inc., the corporation that owns Arby's, is the owner of Popeye's.
The DCGG believes that Bowling should have recused himself from a vote taken in January about moving an entrance to Danville Manor shopping center, which would have affected traffic to Long John Silver Seafood Shoppe, because he owns a competing business, Arby's, on Hustonville Road across from the center. The group's complaint cited ownership in both Arby's and Popeye's.