Both Tarrant and Mitchell have steadfastly refused comment on the issue, but the independent audit appears an admission that all is not as it should be at City Hall these days. Spending records indicate Mitchell charged more than $400 to his Doddville-issued credit card to buy access to an array of pornographic websites.
Since the revelation, Mitchell has retreated from the limelight, stepping down from a leadership position at the Doddville United Methodist Church and avoiding public comment. Just two years ago, Mitchell won the mayor’s office with 58-percent of the vote, sweeping out longtime incumbent Paul Gibson.
Mitchell campaigned on a platform of government accountability, telling voters that their elected officials should reflect their community’s ethics and morals.
Now the question looms whether Mitchell will make it two more years to complete his term. Sources inside City Hall tell Gotcha! that members of the City Council are applying pressure on Mitchell to step down as mayor.
Gotcha! will have more on this story as it develops.