GRANTS PASS — The Grants Pass City Council has voted to fire City Manager David Frasher, but council members won't say why because of legal advice.

The action came at a meeting Thursday night at the Rogue Theatre, where the council held a meeting to accommodate a crowd the Grants Pass Daily Courier estimated at several hundred, with dozens testifying for Frasher.

Five of the seven council members voted for a motion to dismiss Frasher effective July 1. Council members said that parliamentary rules mean that Mayor Mike Murphy can't veto the move.

— The Associated Press