Thursday afternoon he fired back, taking shots at Thompson and questioning the Kern County Grand Jury report released last week that was strongly critical of both Gorson and the city council.
Gorson accused Thompson of everything from trying to pressure him for a city job to trying to fire him and making life difficult for city employees.
Gorson also released a copy of the letter he sent in response to the Grand Jury report.
That letter accused two Grand Jury members of pressuring him about an item on the agenda for a December council meeting and called their conduct “inappropriate at best and perhaps unethical and intrusive at worst.”
Gorson said Thursday he was stunned at the Grand Jury report, especially one section that he said implied he had given confidential information from a subpoena to the media.
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