Columbus city councilmen voted 5-1 to enter an agreement with Lowndes County to pay a consultant to the Columbus-Lowndes Airport board despite ongoing concerns about the city’s finances.
Benjamin Wax has spent the last six months trying to build stronger leaders among Columbus city employees.
Mayor Robert Smith offered a few more specifics Thursday on an action plan meant to save Police Chief Oscar Lewis’ job, but most of what the plan outlines remains under wraps, apparently even from the city council.
Mayor Robert Smith is asking Columbus police officers for patience as city leaders mull a report they received last week from consultant K.B. Turner.
While Columbus councilmen mull a consultant’s report calling for the city’s police chief to be replaced, at least one officer is rising to defend her boss.
A report submitted to city leaders points harsh criticism at Columbus Police Chief Oscar Lewis’ leadership and calls for the city to name a new police chief.
Police consultant K.B. Turner on Thursday threw his support behind Columbus Mayor Robert Smith and the city council’s recent decisions to roll back the hours of businesses that are hot spots for crime.
Two months into an evaluation of the Columbus Police Department, police consultant K.B. Turner has heard public input and plans to turn his attention to getting the community engaged with the police through volunteering while recruiting more officers for the department.
K.B. Turner has made law enforcement his life.
Columbus residents have to help the police keep the city safe, newly-hired police consultant K.B. Turner said at a public safety meeting Monday night.