Judge Rules Against Fleenor in Attempt to Stay on Bristol (VA) City Council

A judge ruled on Thursday against Bristol Virginia City Councilman Doug Fleenor in his attempt to stop his fellow council members from kicking him off the board.

The judge, though, also ruled that the city has to publicly say why they want him out.

City Manager Randy Eads said yesterday the city had tapes of a recorded conversation between Fleenor and Councilman Kevin Wingard in which Fleenor claims he would resign from the council if Wingard purchased property from him at a specific price.

Fleenor’s lawyer called the conversation “much ado about nothing.”