Home » NEWS » City officials call for Johnson's resignation

City officials call for Johnson's resignation

MADISON — Officials in the City of Madison are unhappy with Madison County District 2 Supervisor Tim Johnson. They don’t want him to change — they want him gone.

According to the blog Jackson Jambalaya, the Madison Board of Alderman has unanimously passed a non-binding resolution calling for Johnson’s resignation. Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler signed the resolution.

The complaint reads: “WHEREAS, the citizens of the City of Madison are also residents and taxpayers of Madison County, Mississippi, and have a vested interest in the administration of county affairs, especially as it relates to expenditure of public funds and allocation of such funds to infrastructure improvements throughout the county; and
 WHEREAS, District 2 of Madison County is primarily located within the City of Madison; and
 WHEREAS, the citizens of the City of Madison residing in District 2 have a right to expect active and vigorous representation regarding the use of County funds and the fair allocation of public benefit resulting from such expenditures; and
 WHEREAS, the actions and lack of action by District 2 Supervisor Tim Johnson have caused public concern regarding the quality of representation the citizens of District 2 in the City have received; and
 WHEREAS, such actions include but are not limited to:
(A)Proposing the largest tax increase in the history of Madison County, without the required legal notice;
(B)Resisting a full performance audit of questionable engineering fees, including subcontracts and allegedly inflated fees for administration of such subcontracts;
(C)Supporting payment of engineering fees for study, design and redesign of projects which are not practically or financially feasible;
(D)Public misrepresentation to citizens and municipal officials regarding the use of proceeds from a fifty million dollar bond issue in an effort to generate support for such issue, then supporting the use of such proceeds in a manner contrary to his earlier assurances;

 NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR AND BOARD OF THE CITY OF MADISON, MISSISSIPPI that the City of Madison, Mississippi, does hereby call upon Madison County District 2 Supervisor Tim Johnson to resign from his post in order to allow the citizens of District 2, and specifically those citizens residing in the City of Madison, to elect a supervisor who will vigorously support the interests of District 2.”

Johnson represents District 2, which encompasses the bulk of the City of Madison and part of the City of Ridgeland . A Republican and self-styled “common-sense fiscal conservative,” Johnson’s elected public service began in 1993 when he won a seat on the City of Madison Board of Aldermen, representing the citizens of Ward 3. In 1996, Johnson was elected to the State Senate from District 19.

Following the federally-mandated redistricting of the Legislature in conjunction with the 2000 Census, Johnson was elected District 2 supervisor in 2003.


… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Wally Northway

Leave a Reply