A vote to fire Brian Anderson, Dunwoody's city attorney, was deferred at Monday night's city council meeting by a vote of the council.
The resolution to fire Anderson was a late addition to Monday's agenda. The resolution, which would have to be approved to fire Anderson, states "The Mayor and The Council no longer have confidence in the abilities and judgement of the city attorney."
Mayor Mike Davis and Councilman Terry Nall were ready to go ahead with a vote. Nall said that the council had, at the least, been "underserved" by the city attorney.
Anderson confirmed Monday in a short address to the council that his potential termination is related to an alleged leak that came from inside the city's inner circle after an executive session.
Since the allegation of the leak earlier this year, the city, led by Davis, brought in an .
Anderson said he has "fully cooperated with the investigation" and has taken a lie-detector test.
He also mentioned that a council member is also involved in the city's internal investigation of the leak, led by attorney Bob Wilson. Anderson did not name anyone.
The Dunwoody Crier reported in February that the council was considering the sale of the 'PVC Farm' property the city purchased for $5 million, information that sparked allegations of a leak.
The city is currently involved in planning for a redevelopment of the 16-acre "PVC-Farm" property along with a 19-acre property on the 4500 block of Shallowford Road.
John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, named as the city's partner, proposes to buy 13 acres across both properties to build 110 residential units. Before the city named Wieland as a partner, the developer had approached the city about development in Dunwoody, according to city officials.
It is unclear when the city council might take up the issue again of Anderson's termination. A report by the city's investigator is due in a month, according to city officials.
Councilman Doug Thompson led the successful motion to defer the vote on Aderson's termination.