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David Johnson resigns position on City Board

By Kevin McKinnon, 03/20/13 12:01 PM

David Johnson talks to the Hope Star’s Ken McLemore following Tuesday night’s City Board meeting – photo by Kevin McKinnon

David Johnson resigned as a member of the Hope City Board of Directors during Tuesday night’s meeting. Mayor Dennis Ramsey read Johnson’s resignation letter at the conclusion of the meeting.

Johnson was elected to the Board in 1986 and was elected as vice mayor by its members in 1993, a position he held until April of 2012 when the City Board declared a vacancy in the position and elected Steve Montgomery as vice mayor.

Mayor Ramsey and other Board members thanked Johnson for his service to the city during Tuesday night’s meeting.

Johnson had continued to serve on the City Board even though he didn’t run in the last election because no one else ran for the position.

Johnson was convicted of misdemeanor theft in February of 2012 for stealing a cash-filled envelope containing $288.32 another customer had set on a table in a Subway restaurant in July 2011. Johnson repaid the money and a $625 fine.

The City Board is expected to name someone to fill the remainder of the four-year term that Johnson was serving in the near future.