White Settlement City Council takes no action in allegation claim against City Manager

WS City Manager Jeff James
White Settlement City Manager Jeff James

The White Settlement city manager remains on the job after facing allegations he used racial slurs to refer to city residents.

City Council members met behind closed doors for about 50 minutes Monday night to discuss the accusation against Jeff James.

The city’s former fire chief, Russell Shelley, says the city manager used the “n-word” several times in a meeting to broadly describe people who live in White Settlement.

The former fire chief, who resigned from the part-time position after three months on the job, says he’s disappointed the city won’t investigate his claim.