Columbus mayor says she's confident in city manager

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Months after a probe of the Columbus Parks and Recreation Department has ended, Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson is going on the record about the future of Columbus City Manager Isaiah Hugley.

Tomlinson says she received a lot of inquiries on whether Hugley was doing a good job in light of the Columbus Parks scandal.

An independent audit revealed Hugley and Deputy City Manager Lisa Goodwin were not aware of any wrongdoings by former director of parks Tony Adams and Herman Porter.

"It was concluded to be a successful conspiracy, executive management, city manager, and deputy city manager did not know about it," says Mayor Tomlinson. "In fact, they were actually misled of the various tactics being employed."

Tomlinson says she's also received inquiries questioning other top executives.  As of right now, she tells News Leader 9 she's comfortable with the department leaders.

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