In a 4-1 vote, Hanson stood alone… for himself.
At issue is a series of interactions with staff, including accusations of harassment, creating a hostile work environment, and misconduct. Similarly, he was removed from a position on a Transit Board after he allegedly had a verbal confrontation with the general manager of the agency.
Official investigations have concluded that his actions weren’t illegal, they simply were the behvaviors of a bully.
Hanson will remain on the council, and the position of Mayor Pro Tem has been filled.
From the Desert Sun:
Indian Wells City Council stripped Mayor Pro Tem Douglas Hanson of his title during a special meeting Thursday afternoon.
He will remain on council as a councilman, while Councilman Bill Powers will take over as mayor pro tem.
The 4-1 vote, with Hanson dissenting, followed an hour of heated public hearing during the special meeting.
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