East Ridge fires attorney Anderson

photo Over 150 people packed the East Ridge City Council meeting Thursday night. Staff photo by Shelly Bradbury

photo John Anderson attends an East Ridge City Council

At the very end of a four-hour meeting, the East Ridge City Council voted with no discussion to fire City Attorney John Anderson.

Councilman Jim Bethune made the motion to immediately terminate Anderson's contract, and Councilman Denny Manning seconded.

Bethune then immediately called for the question, which meant there was no discussion of the reasons for the firing.

The motion passed 3-2: Bethune, Manning and new Councilman Marc Gravitt voted to fire Anderson, while Mayor Brent Lambert and Councilman Larry Sewell voted against.