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Former Safety Director Is New Columbus City Council Member

WCBE Files

Columbus City Council last night appointed former Safety Director Mitch Brown to a vacant council seat. The 66-year-old Brown succeeds Eileen Paley, who was elected as a Franklin County judge last November. He was the frontrunner since the list of applicants was released last month. Brown was forced to resign in 2014 amid criticism by now-former Mayor Michael Coleman and  then council member Zach Klein over problems with the crime lab, the police paid-leave system, ignored resident complaints and cruiser cameras. Klein took over as council president earlier this month. Brown did not attend last night's council meeting.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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