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Four Council Members Refuse to Attend Emergency Council Meeting

Mayor calls special meeting on fate of Andre Knight and

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Rocky Mount, N.C.— To regain the trust of Rocky Mount’s citizens in their city government after a hard-hitting audit of the City’s finances was released Friday, Mayor Sandy Roberson has called for a special meeting this Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in the City Council chambers. The meeting has been called to discuss issues outlined in the audit.

Due to COVID-19, Council members can attend council meetings in-person or via computer with Microsoft Teams. All Council members were officially notified today of the emergency meeting by service from a Rocky Mount police officer.

Thus far, four Council members have declined to attend without giving a reason. They are:

  • Councilman Andre Knight;

  • Councilman T.J. Walker;

  • Councilman Richard Joyner; and

  • Councilwoman Chris Miller.

“We are at a crossroads for this City,” said Mayor Sandy Roberson. “I find it hard to believe that these four Council members are not willing to take an hour to discuss steps on how we, as a Council, are going to better serve our community. I ask that people who live in each of these wards urge them to attend and do the job they were elected to do.”

Phone numbers for each of these Council members are:

  • Andre Knight (252) 443-1619

  • T.J. Walker (252) 567-1044

  • Richard Joyner (252) 883-9460

  • Chris Miller (252) 977-1438

About Mayor Sandy Roberson

Elected in late 2019 on the strength of his leadership supporting safer neighborhoods, economic development and job creation, stronger schools, workforce development and the community working together as One Rocky Mount, Mayor Sandy Roberson continues to focus on these issues in his first months of office. For more information, please visit www.sandyroberson.com.

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