City of Fairfield Texas

Wed
02
May

Council fires Looney

Fairfield City Council members discuss firing City Administrator Jeff Looney at Tuesday night's meeting. Looney is seated at the table to the left with City Attorney Linda Sjorgren.
Photo by April Walker

After one four hour executive session in which councilman voted to keep Fairfield City Administrator Jeff Looney, councilmen voted 3-2 last night to fire him. Place 1 Councilman/Mayor Pro-Tem Joe Lee Kirgan and Place 4 Councilman Landis Bayless voted against the firing, while Places 2, 3, and 5 chose to fire him.

After allegations of workplace abuse surfaced against the man public outcry was made to have him removed from the position. An unknown citizen began circulating a petition after the first meeting on April 24.

City Secretary Misty Richardson and Public Works Director Clyde Woods filed formal complaints against Looney. An Open Records Request for those complaints has not yet been answered. Looney worked for the City of Fairfield since 2009 as city administrator.

The full story will be published in the May 10 edition of the Recorder. Make sure you pick up a copy!

Wed
11
Apr

Team to fight forced annexation

Fairfield residents Ed O'Neill and Mark Berend proudly display one of the petition books. Petition books have been left at four local businesses, thus far, and the men plan to have a booth at the April 21 Market Days event.
Photo by April Walker

Two local men have joined together in a fight against the City of Fairfield to circumvent annexation of two subdivisions west of the city limits. Mark Berend, Ed O'Neill, and their team are circulating petitions at area businesses to stop forced annexation.

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Wed
31
Jan

Letter to the editor

Dear editor,

Wed
01
Feb

Council takes no action against accused city admin

Precinct 3 Commissioner Mike Daniels accuses City Administrator Jeff Looney of verbally abusing his wife.

Photo by April Walker

The city council voted to take no action against City Administrator Jeff Looney after several complaints came in against him, sparking a public hearing. Tempers flared when Looney was accused by Precinct 3 Commissioner Mike Daniels of being personally singled out by Looney, as well as verbally abusing his wife, Navlet, during a phone call.

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