Beaverton's mayor says that the director of League of Oregon Cities is under scrutiny after he says service workers to have a better job

Beaverton's mayor says that the director of League of Oregon Cities is under scrutiny after he says  ...

The League of Oregon Cities will hold a special meeting to review a complaint from Beaverton's mayor against its executive director following inflammatory comments on Twitter about service workers and then allegedly sent profane messages to the mayor after he reported a bad attitude.

The League is an Oregon municipality association governing cities' interests before the Legislature and in other instances with Mike Cully, who has served as an economic development official in San Diego and a manager at car-sharing company car2go.

Cully tweeted that he doesn't tip for fast food late last week when the issue erupted, saying he doesn't tip for fast food.

Cully subsequently deleted his email saying, "Go on to a better job and get an education."

If you don't want to tip in a global pandemic, you should make your food at home, according to a now deleted tweet from leader of "let them eat cake."

Beaverton Mayor Lacey Beaty condemned Cully's comments Friday, saying, "If you don't want to tip during a global epidemic, you should make your food at home."

Later, the mayor wrote to another commenter in response, I would share the DMs (direct messages) he has been sending me, but Twitter would block them for language.

I would share the DMs he has given me, but Twitter would block them for language.

Beaty, who won the election last year, is Beaverton's first female mayor. Despite not posting Cully's direct messages, he apologized Sunday morning for his remarks.

Beaty responded by tagging another person with a name similar to the mayor's, "I am not above recognizing and acknowledging when I am wrong." "I don't feel exempt from offering an apology for posting insensitive and disrespectful remarks."

He wrote, "In the most powerful manner possible, "I apologize to the Mayor."

Cully did not respond to a Twitter message that indicated a comment on Sunday night, however, he seemed to delete his Twitter account after the request was received.

The League, with its members including the city of Beaverton, announced Sunday night that it will hold a special meeting to investigate a complaint against Cully.

The League of Oregon Cities put the highest importance on the ethical and professional conduct of its employees, according to the organization, citing that: The LOC takes all allegations of misconduct extremely seriously.

Beaty did not immediately respond to a request for comment Sunday night, saying she filed her complaint Friday. The League confirmed that its executive committee took place to discuss Cully on Sunday afternoon and said it planned to have the Leagues full board meet Monday evening to address the mayors complaint.

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