Just 10 months after being elected to his first term as mayor of Box Elder, Bill Griffiths is feeling the heat from two city councilors who are questioning his fitness to lead.
After meeting Tuesday night in a closed-door session with the mayor, Council President Mark Coatney and Vice President Terry Wenrick asked Griffiths to resign at the council meeting although they wouldn't say why at the time.
On Wednesday, Coatney discussed some of his concerns about the mayor.
"We've been misinformed as a council quite a bit. We don't feel the mayor is doing the job he should be doing. I think he's gotten in over his head," he said.
Griffiths said Wednesday that he doesn't know why the council president wants him to step down.
"I have no comment on why because I don't know why. I have no comment at all because nothing was ever said of where or why or when," he said. "I don't know where he's getting his information."
Coatney said getting information from the mayor is one of his concerns, especially when it comes to city council meetings.
"He would put stuff on the agenda without our knowledge and then have us in a public meeting wanting us to make a decision right then and there," Coatney said. "We can't take the city and just put it out on a limb and hope it works."
Coatney also said he had concerns about Griffiths' decisions to fire the city's finance officer and police chief soon after he was elected in June and attempts by Griffiths to make decisions without council approval.
Griffiths denied putting items on meeting agendas at the last minute.
"Not that I know of. I don't do the agenda. My finance officer does the agenda," Griffiths said.
Coatney said the mayor has shown no indication that he will resign even though his leadership skills have been challenged.
"He did not resign Tuesday night. He said he was not going to resign. So we just see where it goes from here," Coatney said.