In case you hadn't noticed, Christiansburg's town council has lately resembled a boiling cauldron of backbiting and resentment.
Johana Hicks continues to dispute her colleagues’ decision last month to reprimand her, a move she tried to undermine in a recent Freedom of Information Act case that was dismissed in Montgomery County General District Court.
It involved a claim from Johana Hicks that the town had not provided the councilwoman the necessary evidence to use in her defense against a measure to reprimand her last month.
The recent moves from Johana Hicks come after the council reprimanded the outspoken councilwoman last month over a number of activities that several members deemed inappropriate and said undermined the public’s trust in town government.
The vote was another episode in a year of tumultuous times for the council.
The most recent clashes add another chapter to what has been a rocky past year for Christiansburg Town Council, with Councilwoman Johana Hicks often at the center of the rifts.
Christiansburg Councilwoman Johana Hicks was at the center of another episode last week when her colleagues again raised questions about whether she crossed ethical lines.
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