Baton Rouge mosquito abatement director forced to resign
BATON ROUGE - The metro council voted Wednesday evening to oust the director of the Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control department.
Todd Walker had originally requested a public hearing about his future at the agency, but ultimately chose to meet privately with council members and city-parish attorneys.
The metro council voted for his resignation to take effect in mid June. Council members would not say Wednesday evening why they wanted Walker removed.
Members of Walker's board spoke in his support at the meeting. They say his expertise will be hard to replace as they work to fight off viral diseases carried by mosquitos throughout the parish.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Teens allegedly attacked guards with shank while escaping juvenile jail; one still...
News 2 Geaux: New charges for Matthew Mire
News 2 Geaux: Teens escape BR detention center overnight
Two shot, injured on Southern University campus early Friday morning
News 2 Geaux: Parish revokes Raxx Club liquor license
Fans' Choice Player of the week 6: Central's Glen Cage
Tiger fans frustrated with Coach O after loss in Lexington
Dutchtown running back Dylan Sampson breaks Eddie Lacy's career rushing record
Tackling woes, issues with defense continue to plague LSU in loss to...
LSU loses big to Kentucky, what's next for Tiger football