Residents are calling on Mayor Bodker to resign immediately.
In light of the vile and disturbing content, we won’t publish the bodycam videotape of Mayor Bodker’s arrest, as other news outlets have. We can assure you the bloodcurdling screams in the ‘alleged’ domestic violence is UNACCEPTABLE.
Above all, who feels so unsafe and compelled to videotape interactions on a Sunday morning?
Residents have seen numerous council meetings video recorded where Bodker’s anger has surfaced. It is not difficult to imagine what happens when there are no cameras.
Bodker Requests Privacy
Mayor Bodker is requesting Privacy for himself and his family over this matter. Become a PRIVATE CITIZEN then.
Bodker is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Until that day in court happens, a cloud of mistrust and negativity circles.
Such a Tangled Web
Many ethical questions are raised with Bodker in a position of power and involved in the court system.
- Bodker is responsible for oversight of laws administered by the very Police Department that arrested him.
- Bodker likely knows the Prosecutor.
- He was sent to a neighboring city jail.
- The Police Chief was recently hired as the City Manager.
- This City Manager is handling the current investigation into the Mayoral Office Corruption Scandal.
- The City Communications Director is tasked with identifying and discussing the Mayor as the “aggressor” with the media for statements and press releases.
- The City Clerk, who works directly for the Mayor and Council is responsible for handling additional FOIA requests regarding Bodker’s ‘private matter’.
Finally, we can only wonder what legacy this will leave for Johns Creek? This is in addition to his two costly investigations into his unethical behavior. Residents would be remiss to forget the 420 ft Supertower, giant LED billboards, favorable zoning decisions for developer friends, significant stormwater issues, TSPLOST, etc.
A question raised by Ned Zhian on Facebook.
Bodker Continues to Intimidate
Michael Bodker replied on the Johns Creek Facebook page, calling Ned a dog, and his day is coming.
Additionally, from the Dias, Mayor Bodker once stated he wanted to crucify an unknown resident. The person was making unsavory and salacious FB comments, to which Bodker wanted to nail them to the wall.
Incapacity to Perform Mayoral Duties Effectively
Because of the alleged behavior, it has diminished Bodker’s ability to instill confidence in the public. As an Elected Official, he is a Representative of the City and designated Spokesperson. However, with Bodker arrested by City Staff, and pending court proceedings, issues are compounding. It has jeopardized the ability of City employees to focus on their job and feel comfortable in their work environment with Bodker responsible for oversight and leadership. Thus residents are urging Mayor Bodker to resign, to focus on his personal matter.
We Deserve Better
Tom Corrigan stated, “The time to eliminate this drama from the City of Johns Creek government, the residents and let this issue attempt to become more of a private issue for the family to work out.”
Momma Nature, a Long-time Johns Creek Resident, and advocate is asking Mayor Bodker to step down graciously.
Johns Creek Deserves Better
Lastly, what do you think readers, should Bodker Resign, or remain in power?