Nine councilors voted for the removal of Micah Goodin from the post of Deputy Mayor of Belize City.
BELIZE CITY, Thurs. May 26, 2022
According to a release from the Belize City Council, elected city councilor Micah Goodin will have 14 days to tender his resignation from the post of Deputy Mayor of Belize City, and if he fails to do so within that period of time, he will be removed in accordance with the Belize City Council Act. The announcement was made following a closed session this evening, during which officials who were present deliberated over the course of action to be taken by the council in response to a gun-related incident involving Goodin.
“Regrettably the Deputy opted not to remain in the Council meeting when this was raised on adjournment;” the CitCo release stated.
The nine elected officials present thus decided to give Goodin the opportunity to resign, “or be served with notice that a motion will be brought in 14 days to remove him from this capacity.”
“Following the Caucus Meeting, Notice has been given to the deputy mayor in accordance with section 10(5) and 10(6) of the Belize City Council Act that should he choose not to resign, at the expiration of the 14 days a resolution will be tabled at Caucus for his removal,” the release states.
Possibly expecting some backlash from Goodin, the council released a statement in which it placed on public record an assurance that the council members at the meeting conducted themselves professionally and strictly adhered to the Standing Orders. They noted in the release that they could not divulge the details that prompted the decision, but reassured residents that Goodin engaged in a series of actions “that do not align with our core values. We believe firmly in serving out residents with integrity, respect, and proper decorum.”
We’ve reached out to Councilor Goodin on the matter, but have gotten no reply.