Fort Oglethorpe To Have Medation Program With State's Attorney General

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Updated: 3/25/2014 3:30 pm
FORT OGELTHOPE, GA (WDEF-TV) The City of Fort Oglethorpe now has a grievance filed against them for multiple violations.

Resident Arlene Walker says she has filed a grievance against the city instead of a lawsuit, because she doesn't want the people of Fort Oglethorpe to have to pay.

She has the attention of Georgia’s Attorney General, Samuel Olens.

He sent a letter to the city stating he would come and conduct a mediation program. Fort Oglethorpe Mayor Lynn Long said he never saw the letter.

"I was shocked when I was this letter from the Attorney General to our city attorney,” said Mayor Long. “I had not seen this.”

Walker is hoping that some of her alleged ongoing problems with violations of the open records, the city charter, and the employee ordinance will be solved in the mediation.

She felt this was a better solution for the City of Fort Oglethrope.

"I chose not to file a lawsuit,” said Walker. “I don't think you always have to file a lawsuit. I think you can sit down across the table and work things out."

She adds that suing the city would only hurt their residents.

Walker hopes this mediation works out for everyone.

"The results that I would like to see is that people take a step back think about what they going to do,” Walker said.

Many of the council members were advised not to speak about the ongoing grievance that was filed and city charter.

Also the Attorney General is still looking into the situation.
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