The mayor of Pine Bluff has again fired the city collector.
Mayor Debe Hollingsworth said in a statement Tuesday that Collector Albert Ridgell was terminated because of "insubordination."
Reached Tuesday at her office, Hollingsworth said the firing was the result of an ongoing problem. She declined to say how Ridgell was insubordinate, asking a reporter to call back later after she met with the city human resources director.
Ridgell, who has been collector since 2007, was originally fired by Hollingsworth for "unsatisfactory work performance" at the end of July, but the Pine Bluff City Council voted to reinstate him.
A woman who answered the phone at the City Collector office said Ridgell was still in the building but not immediately available for comment.