- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

ARCHER, Fla. (AP) - Some residents of a north Florida city are questioning the mayor’s extended vacation.

The Gainesville Sun (https://bit.ly/1stxLrm ) reports Archer Mayor Frank Ogborn has missed several government meetings since going on vacation with his wife in July.

Former city commissioner Joan White says she emailed Ogborn asking for his resignation. He declined but White contends he should have forfeited his office if he knew he was going to be gone so long.

Ogborn told The Sun he’s on a cross-country trip to celebrate his wife’s recent retirement. He says city staff told him there is nothing in state statutes or city charter to prohibit him from attending meetings via Skype or the telephone, which he did in August. Since then, he’s run into technical difficulties.

The mayor continues to be paid.


Information from: The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, https://www.gainesvillesun.com

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