SOUTHAVEN, MS (abc24.com) - What happens next? The city of Southaven's second in command is stepping down, and Mayor Greg Davis plans to be out of office for a number of weeks.
All of this is happening as the investigation continues into how Davis spent more than $100,000 of tax payer money.
So who will lead the city?
"I think you got nothing but trouble if Greg Davis stays in office. He needs to step down," says James Coble.
It's one more shake up at City Hall. If anyone was going to resign, many thought it would be the mayor, not Greg Guy.
The board has asked for Davis' resignation, but can't force him out. Members are looking at other legal options.
"We couldn't go in and slash his salary by 50% because we wanted to," says alderman Ronnie Hale. "We'd have to have a very good reason and follow protocol, state guidelines."
In the meantime, they're choosing a new second in command.
"It should be pretty simple," Hale says. "I don't know who might show interest yet. We'll take a vote and see who's best suited for it."
Greg Guy says being Mayor Pro Tem is taking too much time away from his personal job. Guy will remain an alderman, but no longer hold the Mayor Pro Tem title.
"You're basically replacing the mayor when he's gone whether it be vacation or current situation either one," explains Hale.
Board members will vote on who to put in the role. Alderman Lorine Cady is next in line, but they can choose anyone.
"We'll make a decision as soon as we can," Hale tells abc24.com. "I don't want it to sound like the city's not functioning while the mayor's not here. It's not any different than whether or not he'd be on vacation or just an extended leave like now."
Guy will remain Mayor Pro Tem until the beginning of February.