Harahan mayor accused of politicizing former staff member’s resignation letter _lowres

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO -- Harahan Mayor Tina Miceli at a Council meeting Thursday, April 16, 2015.

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The stage is set for a big political fight in this small Jefferson Parish city after the new mayor stripped City Council members of their taxpayer-financed health insurance and her city attorney suddenly resigned.

Harahan Mayor Tina Miceli took away the health insurance from the City Council as of July 1 after City Attorney Tommy Anzelmo Jr. found the insurance was granted improperly by the previous mayor. The City Council wants it back.

The City Council unanimously approved a $5.9 million spending plan that gives the police and fire departments almost all of what they requested in June.

Miceli inherited an operating deficit of well over $1 million and worked through the first half of the year getting the city’s financial house in order.

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