(BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala.) - The Bayou La Batre city council meeting heated up when public school teacher Annette Johnson started speaking.
"I definitely think it's time for him to resign. I asked him personally the other day to consider his family in this. And let the citizens move forward and recover," said Johnson.
She told council members to consider asking Mayor Stan Wright to resign.
Johnson planned to confront the mayor again Monday night at the meeting, but his seat was empty.
"In my opinion, he needs to be here to do city business. He's not doing his job as mayor," said council member Ida Mae Coleman.
Wright faces a 15 count indictment in an alleged land swap deal involving FEMA funds after Hurricane Katrina.
In a separate civil suit, a Bayou La Batre police captain is suing the city, Mayor Wright and three councilmen over allegations that they retaliated against him for cooperating with the FBI corruption investigation.
Last week the city council approved a $13,000 payment for attorney fees.
"Those payments were on behalf of the city as an entity in the civil lawsuit so even if the mayor were to resign today those fees would continue to go on," said city attorney Missty Gray.
"As a citizen I'm concerned. I'd like to see the money answered for appropriately and reimbursed if the defendants are found guilty," said Johnson.