FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Fayetteville city council members are trying to decide what's next after fellow councilman Tyrone Williams said he won't step down.
A secret audio tape recently surfaced in which Williams is heard asking a developer for $15,000.
City Council will hold a special meeting Monday at 5 p.m. at City Hall to talk with its legal team about the options for removing Williams.
Councilman Jim Arp says the City Attorney will discuss a rarely used legal process called 'amotion'.
The process must include a notice to the official involved, a hearing, and a fact-finding process. At the end, the council would then vote on whether or not to remove Williams from his seat as district two councilman.
"I think that Mr. Williams still has an opportunity, I know that all of this has been breaking very quickly, to still do the honorable thing, and that's what he needs to do, is to step down," said district two resident, Gerard Falls. "It's not an admission of guilt, it's the honorable thing to do so that the city can move forward."
Hope Mills Officials used the rare process to oust commissioner Tonzie Collins from office in 2013, following a series of sexual harassment and intimidation complaints.