- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 22, 2014

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) - An evenly divided Burlington City Council failed to pass a resolution censuring one of its own members for cursing and storming out of a meeting earlier this month.

The Burlington Hawk Eye reports (http://bit.ly/1ucN6jT ) the council met Monday to consider censuring Councilman Tim Scott. Four members agreed to the censure Friday, but when it came to a vote Monday two said they accepted his apology and voted no, two voted yes and Scott abstained. The vote lacked a majority to pass.

At a July 7 meeting Scott, irritated about an incident involving teens shooting fireworks on July 4, cursed and threw papers at Councilwoman Becky Anderson.

In a television interview later he made what’s been construed as racist remarks blaming some of the city’s problems on black youth from Chicago.


Information from: The Hawk Eye, http://www.thehawkeye.com



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