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Coates approved as director of inspections, codes

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Columbus City Council has confirmed Greg Coates as the new city director of inspections and codes.

Mayor Teresa Tomlinson broke the tie between councilors to result in a six-to-five vote in favor of Coates.

The appointment has been controversial for weeks following an inconclusive five-to-four vote on June 26.

Mayor Tomlinson said allegations made against Coates by opponents were proven by her administration to be false.

The information was presented at the June 26 meeting, which became contentious at times.

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