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Mayor, councilwoman exchange barbs

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Shaw, Blackmon-Brace argue about discussing issue in closed session

By Jesef Williams

Lancaster Mayor Joe Shaw and Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace exchanged verbal jabs near the end of Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

Council members were about to vote to enter closed, or executive, session.

That’s when Shaw questioned the need for the closed session, which was to discuss a state Ethics Commission opinion on whether Councilman John Howard’s position as an agent for KMG Insurance constituted a conflict with his role on council.

KMG Insurance offers services to city employees.


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