City Attorney Richard Appicello was fired “without cause” last night at a city council special meeting. The vote was 4-1 in favor of terminating Appicello’s employment. The link to the meeting can be found here. (*note, the meeting begins and then recesses for an executive session then resumes near the end for the vote)
Councilor Riley Hoagland was the lone dissenter. When asked about his vote he said, “I am unable to elaborate and have no comment .”
Appicello was a controversial figure for many years among many citizens and had his fair share of detractors.
Said a council member who asked to remain anonymous, “It was time to pull the trigger. It wasn’t just one thing. It was a lot of little things. He just wasn’t a very good attorney.”
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