Camilla mayor boycotting City Council meetings

Rufus Davis (Photo: City of Camilla)
Rufus Davis (Photo: City of Camilla)(WCTV)
Published: Dec. 15, 2017 at 1:11 PM EST
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News

December 15, 2017

CAMILLA, Ga. (WCTV) -- The mayor of the City of Camilla, Rufus Davis, is protesting his own city.

Mayor Davis posted an announcement to his Facebook page on Monday, informing residents that he would not be attending City Council meetings, as a form of peaceful protest against "widespread discriminatory and segregationist practices" within the city.

Urgent Alert - Camilla Residents- Please Read

Posted by Mayor Rufus Davis on Monday, December 11, 2017

Mayor Davis also cited concerns over a $40,000 pay raise and proposed contract extension for the retiring city manager.

"Today we are urging the public to beware of and reject these extremely unfair policies and practices," Mayor Davis said in the statement, which he concluded with #CamillaGaIsNotOk.

Mayor Davis says Tallahassee attorney Ben Crump will be representing him.

We will have more on this story tonight on Eyewitness News.