City manager reinstated in Guyton

City manager reinstated in Guyton
The mayor and city council held a special called public hearing that lasted well into the night Monday night. (Source: WTOC)

EFFINGHAM CO., Ga. (WTOC) - Guyton city council voted 3-1 to overturn the mayor’s decision to fire City Manager Daniel Hofman.

Hofman appealed the mayor’s decision, saying he shouldn’t have lost his job.

The mayor and city council held a special called public hearing that lasted well into the night Monday night. Hofman was reinstated as city manager and back on the job Tuesday morning.

Hofman held his job as city manager for about half a year. His termination was the latest in a long line of changes in city government.

Public Safety Director Kenneth McDonald and previous Interim City Manager Travis Gribbs resigned back in February. Joseph Coppola was then named Interim Police Chief for Guyton.

Then in August, Guyton city council overturned Mayor Jeff Lariscy’s decision to remove Coppola as chief. The interim public safety director before McDonald, Stacy Strickland, was terminated in 2018. And, Public Safety Chief Kelphie Lundy was terminated in 2017.

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