Within minutes of taking their seats Wednesday, Mayor Vaughn D. Spencer’s two new appointees to the Reading Parking Authority voted with Chairman George Cook to fire longtime Executive Director Lawrence H. Lee.
“He’s not being removed for cause,” Cook said. “We just want somebody else.”
Cook said the authority is moving in a new direction to work more closely with the city, and wanted someone with a different set of skills.
He called for the vote immediately after opening the meeting.