After Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson announced a plan to introduce new rules aimed at addressing unlawful dirt bike riding, city councilman Jeff Johnson shared his thoughts about the plan in a series of tweets Tuesday.
"Watching Mayor Jackson speak @ his news conference on dirt bikes," read the first message. "He is not leading on this. Very weak response. #noDirtBikesonCLEstreets."
Jackson's new plan calls for banning all-terrain vehicles and illegal dirt bikes on city streets, along with prohibiting street stunts, according to a release from the city.
Johnson, who is running for mayor, said Jackson has "lost his way."
He also said the mayor called fellow city councilman Zach Reed a "pimp," adding that he feels Jackson "disrespects" those who don't agree with his views on dirt bikes.
Mayor Jackson, we who challenge you as elected leaders are not pimps for publicly challenging you to show leadership on dirt bike problem. pic.twitter.com/TL1PuGVaDg— Jeff Johnson (@VoteJeffJohnson) May 16, 2017
Pimp -a person who solicits customers for a prostitute, usually in return for a share of the earnings; pander; procurer. A despicable person— Jeff Johnson (@VoteJeffJohnson) May 16, 2017
Reed called for a public hearing on the issue earlier this month.
The new legislation will be introduced before the council's summer recess, according to the city's release.