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Savannah City Manager's future in doubt?

Savannah City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney Savannah City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

First, travel policy violation allegations, and now accusations of hiring a new emergency management director knowing his resume and qualifications were inaccurate. Friday afternoon, Savannah City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney is the subject of another meeting of Savannah City Council.

However, this meeting was called Thursday and will take place at 3:00 p.m. Friday.

City leaders say it will be behind closed doors and the mayor's office is expected to release a statement following the conclusion of the special meeting.

Alderman Tony Thomas would only say it is a "special meeting called to handle personnel involving the city manager."

Earlier this week, a newspaper report detailed discrepancies and inaccuracies regarding qualifications of Ben Johnson, the newly hired director of city emergency management.

Council members have expressed concern over the hiring process and the details of the resume being wrong.

However, council cannot take action against Johnson since he was a city manager hire. Only the city manager can discipline or terminate his employment.

Council can, however, discuss the city manager's role in this latest controversy, and take action against her. 

Is Small-Toney's job in danger? Is Ben Johnson's employment with the City of Savannah be in jeopardy?  Social networking sites are already speculating about big news coming out of city hall today.

WTOC will be at Savannah City Hall for the meeting and bring you the very latest as it becomes available.

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