Council defers vote on proposal for county clerk to resign - WKRN News 2

Council defers vote on proposal for county clerk to resign

Posted: Updated: Feb 7, 2012 06:03 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

The Rules Committee of the Metro Council voted unanimously to defer the vote on the resolution that calls for Davidson County Clerk John Arriola to resign.

A state audit found Arriola collected more than $119,000 by charging a $40 fee to perform weddings.

According to state law, the county clerk is only allowed to collect money as a voluntary gratuity.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been investigating Arriola since July.

Metro Council member Robert Duvall filed a resolution asking the county clerk to step down.

The resolution would be non-binding.

Arriola's office released a statement saying the finding has no support in fact or law.

Officials said the resolution will likely be taken up at the next Metro Council meeting.

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