By Per Peterson
The morning after a motion by the Tracy City Council to have Jeff Salmon resign from the EDA board passed, the longtime Tracy businessman not only said he wouldn’t, but he called out the council for acting on the matter after his departure from Monday’s meeting.
Salmon is at the center of a controversy that stems from a request by Jamie Mattson — who did roof work on Salmon’s building on the highway — for Salmon, along with his employee, Tony Peterson, to be removed from the EDA board.
Citing conflict of interest, the council Monday voted 3-1 to censure Peterson in the matter of Salmon’s position on the EDA board, with Jeri Schons, Kou Thao and Dimmers voting in favor and Dave Tiegs voting against. The council also passed a motion to suspend Salmon from today’s EDA meeting, with Schons, Thao and Dimmers voting in favor and Tiegs against. The final motion was for Salmon to resign from the EDA board prior to today’s removal hearing, where it will be determined whether or not Salmon can keep his seat on the EDA board. That motion, too, passed with Schons, Thao and Dimmers voting in favor and Tiegs against. All three motions were made by Schons; the second and third were made under the “Mayor and Council Communications” portion of the agenda, after the council attended to other city business.
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