- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

LEAGUE CITY, Texas (AP) - A Houston-area city has fired as its top administrator the man who previously was dismissed as the city manager in Joplin, Missouri, over the botched redevelopment of Joplin in the wake of a devastating tornado.

The Galveston County Daily News reports that the city council in League City voted late Tuesday to fire Mark Rohr, with officials saying he never accepted criticism and would not admit missteps.

Rohr was fired as Joplin’s city manager in 2014. An investigation found he made no effort to have agreements with a developer reviewed by outside legal counsel.

The developer had presented $800 million in projects to help Joplin rebuild from a 2011 tornado that destroyed a large swath of the city and killed 161 residents. But the developer later walked away.



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