Fulton commissioner says tax chief revoked car tag in retaliation | www.myajc.com

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May

Fulton commissioner says tax chief revoked car tag in retaliation | www.myajc.com

She messed with his car, so now Fulton County Tax Commissioner Arthur Ferdinand has messed with hers, a county commissioner alleged in court documents Friday.

It began when north Fulton Commissioner Liz Hausmann publicly questioned why taxpayers are funding a $39,000 Ford Explorer Limited for the state’s highest-paid elected official. Then Ferdinand sent a letter to the interim county attorney and county commissioners suggesting that she may live in Gwinnett County, which would make her ineligible for office.

Now Ferdinand has revoked the license plate on a 2004 Jeep in Hausmann’s name, which her daughter drives, and alerted law enforcement that the car has no valid tag, according to an interoffice memo. The tax commissioner said Hausmann still hasn’t given him valid proof that she lives in Fulton.

In court documents asking a Superior Court judge to put a stop to the action, Hausmann accused Ferdinand of retaliation, “tyrannical partiality” and violating her right to free speech. The Jeep is parked now because anyone who drives it could be arrested, her attorney said.

“I consider this escalation to be harassment to not only me, but also my family,” Hausmann said in a written statement.

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