WMFE is Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming on 90.7 FM and Classical Music on 90.7 HD2. Part of the community since 1965, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
CLOSEOpt Out: I already like WMFE!

Like us on Facebook!

Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Case Over DeBary Former Mayor’s Boot From Office Lands In Court

DeBary City Council votes to sue Mayor Clint Johnson over public records request. Photo: File

Former DeBary Mayor Clint Johnson is getting his day in court. A judge is scheduled to hear a case Tuesday centered on Johnson’s removal from office.

Last August the DeBary City Council voted to oust Johnson, saying he violated the city charter by ordering staff around in texts, tweets and emails. One example was a tweet by Johnson complaining that a city employee wasted tax dollars and should be fired.

Johnson’s attorney claimed the former mayor was expressing opinions. But the city council decided those tweets and texts violated the city charter.

DeBary elected Bob Garcia to replace Johnson in a special election.

Johnson’s case is scheduled to be heard in a Volusia County courtroom Tuesday afternoon.


Sign Up For 90.7 WMFE's Newsletter

Catch up on the latest Central Florida news and get updates on programs, events and more.

SUBSCRIBE

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

About Catherine Welch

Catherine Welch

TOP