CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- Mecklenburg County Commissioners got an earful from the public Tuesday evening during their weekly meeting in Uptown Charlotte.
The meetings comes on the heels of a tense few weeks, originally prompted by the public firing of former county manager Harry Jones.
Jones, who was fired on May 7th, asked to speak and thank his staff and supporters, but Chairwoman Pat Cotham denied Jones' request, asking him to leave immediately.
Tuesday night was the first time, residents could publicly address the board over Jones' firing. Many came to the aid of Jones, threatening board members they would lose votes.
"You better get on board and understand that Charlotteans do not work that way," said Sandy Copeland.