Shelby County Commission overrides mayor’s veto over council attorney

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Shelby County Commission has voted to override a veto from Mayor Mark Luttrell.

That veto was an attempt to block the council from hiring its own attorney.

The Wednesday vote was 9-3.

In October, the council voted to hire Julian Bolton to represent its concerns.

Bolton is a former commissioner.

Mayor Luttrell, who thinks the hiring violates the charter, vetoed the resolution.

Commission members think it is a conflict of interest to use the same attorney as the mayor.

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