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County Executive Bob Culver Wants John Cannon to Step Down as Council President

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Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver has called for Council President John Cannon to step down from his leadership position.

Culver issued a three page letter outlining his complaints yesterday.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that they include the former Poplar Hill pre-release corrections facility on Nanticoke Road.

Officials want to make it a residential drug treatment center.

But Culver says Cannon has not been responsive on the issue.

In addition, he complained that Cannon has interfered with the county executive functions.

But Cannon told WBOC that he has no plans to quit his post as president calling the letter disturbing and poorly reflecting on the county executive office.

Meanwhile, Bill Chambers, president and CEO of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, told the Daily Times that the letter made the county look bad.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.