While the Confederate statues that galvanized the city remain in place a year after the Unite the Right rally, high-intensity activism that now surrounds other racial issues has polarized the community, but it has led to some changes.
In the letter, Sidney C. Zemp said two social media posts by Mayor Nikuyah Walker were only part of why he turned the job down.
Chief of Staff Paige Rice announced Tuesday that the council has offered the job to an internal candidate who will be named on Wednesday.
Under the city’s new event policy, approved by City Council in February, Kessler could still bring fewer than 50 people to an event without a permit.
Three councilors say the mayor violated confidentiality rules in discussing a prospective candidate's resume.
Several councilors said the proposal may not be ready as some desire.
Sources say the city’s pick is a recently retired soldier
“We want to approach this with love and comedy, and get justice out of it.”