Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore has filed a petition in Clark Circuit Court this week alleging that the city council has infringed on his statutory authority.
In previous weeks the council tried to move the communications director position away from the mayor’s authority. Before the measure could be voted on Moore announced this week his decision to outsource communications to a private company.
“I think it’s a smart move, a good move and there’s certainly no political fall out from this,” he said.
The council’s move would have allowed the city clerk to oversee the communications director, but Moore contends that office isn’t allowed to add such jobs.
Moore and the council have been at odds since being elected last year. However, he said his decision to outsource communications was not political.