It certainly appears that some changes must be made within the Danville city government. Recent debacles include:
1. The Commission rehired the former city engineer, which may be a violation of the Danville Code of Ethics Section 2-274 "Post-employment restriction" that states an employee cannot be rehired within one year of termination. It will be interesting to see if the 3-2 voting block that brought ethics charges against Mayor Coomer and voted to relieve the engineer will ask for an ethics board ruling in this matter. Has the employment contract been signed yet?
2. Mayor Coomer voted against the demotion of the chief financial officer and for an independent auditor to come in and review the books. The majority of the commissioners voted otherwise. Now, the city is being sued. Mayor Coomer will have to go to court and tell a jury the truth about why he refused to demote the CFO. It should be an interesting case to watch. At one debate, a commissioner said that the city manager did what he felt was necessary regarding the CFO. If Danville had a strong mayor the mayor may have been able to veto the demotion and thwart a lawsuit.