Lowery asks for delay in vote to approve Coleman-Davis

Mayor Pro Tem Myron Lowery is speaking before the City Council and he's asking to delay a vote to approve his pick for city attorney.

The council was supposed to vote to confirm Lowery's pick for city attorney, Veronica Coleman-Davis, in place of embattled City Atty. Elbert Jefferson.

But Lowery said in light of the court hearing tomorrow - Jefferson has sued Lowery, saying he overstepped his bounds by forcing him out of City Hall - Lowery would like to delay the vote to approve his city attorney for two weeks.

"I'm here to say I want to cooperate with the council," Lowery said. "I don't want anything that's going to be divisive. I don't want a media circus."

Lowery added: "I want us to work together."

Now the council is debating whether to delay approval of all nominees or approve only chief administrative officer Jack Sammons.

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