New Leadership in Midway Stirs up Controversy

Midway City Hall
Posted at 6:03 PM, Jun 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-11 14:38:23-04

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- Controversial leadership changes front and center for the city of Midway. An interim city manager is now in place but he's not a new face. He is former manager Auburn Ford.

Technically the city of Midway has two city managers. The city says Dorothy Inman-Johnson resigned from the position.

Inman-Johnson's attorney however, says she did NOT resign and that she is currently evaluating her options.

In the meantime, the city hired former city manager Auburn Ford to take over as interim. You may remember Ford, he previously held the position but resigned in August 2013. His resignation came after he was sentenced to 90 days in jail for violating probation. Ford was placed on probation after he was convicted of assault and preventing or obstructing the extinguishment of a fire at his home after he had a confrontation with a volunteer firefighter from the city of Midway. Despite his controversial past, the city tells us ford is now back in the job as an interim city manager.

Auburn Ford declined to comment on the matter. And Mayor Jerrod Holton told WTXL he would issue a statement about the appointment.

We'll be sure to keep you updated on air and online as this story develops.