Farmers have been demanding a new mayor since Jones' criticism of the ag industry went viral on Facebook.
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The fate of Jones grew more and more evident as the night went on.
His showdown with the ag industry was not going to end well in an area known as the breadbasket of the world.
"I've got news for you. The farming community doesn't sit around all day and watch TV and wait for a paycheck," said an angry speaker.
Hours before the meeting began one of the valley's largest ag companies, Gar Tootelian, held a tailgate across the street.
Farmers holding a tailgate across from Tulare City Hall in response to the mayor's controversial comments about ag. Council will be deciding tonight if they want to remove Carlton Jones from his position. @ABC30 pic.twitter.com/Uhv5Ppk1Vh— Christina Fan (@ChristinaABC30) June 20, 2018
They say their offering of free food and free signs show the mayor they do care about the community, unlike what his comments suggested.
Volunteers are giving away Ag signs, bags of groceries, as well as free pulled pork sandwiches. They say they want to show the Mayor that the ag industry does care about the community, unlike what his comments suggested. pic.twitter.com/sJNaUPFJF6— Christina Fan (@ChristinaABC30) June 20, 2018
Tulare resident Arlene Vander Eyk said, "It's not right for his to represent us, and speak badly about ag, and say all these terrible things."
Jones got into hot water last month his comments about ag causing asthma and cancer went viral. He says the messages were sent in private and taken out of context, but he doesn't regret what he wrote.
"I'm not going to apologize for telling the truth. I will apologize for letting myself getting into an argument on Facebook."
NOW: The mayor has filled out his own public comment card and is now addressing his critics. He doesn't apologize for his comments but the way he said it. A vote is expected to happen shortly. pic.twitter.com/7VLxBslEOT— Christina Fan (@ChristinaABC30) June 20, 2018
Even after taking the stand to defend himself, Jones says he felt like the mind of the crowd was made up.
Tulare City Council packed tonight. Council members about to decide if they want to remove Carlton Jones as Mayor. They need 3 votes out of 5. pic.twitter.com/zn20tPQD70— Christina Fan (@ChristinaABC30) June 20, 2018
There have been calls of boycotting businesses in Tulare.
"The fact that this type of a mob can move this type of a council, they will be back," said Jones.
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In the end, even he voted in support of naming a new mayor.
The council decided to name David Macedo as their new mayor.
Name placard at city council has already been changed. Macedo will serve remaining term as Mayor until December. pic.twitter.com/luWgp7vm1F— Christina Fan (@ChristinaABC30) June 20, 2018
Carlton Jones will remain a Tulare City Councilmember. His term ends in 2020.