High Springs City Commissioners Examine Claims of Nepotism
Published March 25th, 2014
HIGH SPRINGS- Family matters are center stage in the city of High Springs where the focus today is not on the recently dismissed Chief Steve Holley but the stand in-- Anton Shepherd.
The new interim chief in town is proving blood is not only thicker than water but it pays more too.
City leaders are now looking into claims of nepotism, with the appointment of Shepherd, mayor byron williams' cousin and his hefty raise after taking the position.
High Springs City Commissioner Bob Barnas says, "on January 28th anton shepherd was given an approximately 35% pay raise to the status of Steve Holley's pay."
This afternoon a press release from the city attorney complained that officials have not been given the opportunity to respond to our questions and directed us to contact City Manager Ed Booth for comment.
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