Port St. Lucie Mayor JoAnn Faiella has postponed her State of the City speech scheduled today in lieu of a special City Council meeting she’s called to 'consider the removal of the city manager.'
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Port St. Lucie Council voted Thursday morning 4-0 to accept City Manager Greg Oravec’s separation agreement.
Mayor JoAnn Faiella postponed her State of the City speech, which was supposed to be held Thursday morning, in lieu of the special City Council meeting called to “consider the removal of the city manager."
Mayor JoAnn Faiella called for a hour long recess when the meeting began to discuss an "agreement" but would not specify the details of the arrangement.
City council member Michelle Berger was absent from the meeting as a crowd of more than 50 people packed inside city council chambers for the special meeting.
The meeting began at 9 a.m. at Port St. Lucie City Hall, 121 S.W. Port St. Lucie Blvd.
On Monday, Oravec suggested the City Council strike “an amicable separation agreement” with him before his contract expires in March 2014. He also released 85 pages of emails and personal notes that document poor relations between him and some council members. A state open government watchdog said they indicate Sunshine Law violations because Oravec was being told that four of the five council members no longer supported him, without having discussed it in a public meeting.
A new date has not been set for Faiella’s State of the City speech.
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