Published: Sep 03, 2010 9:25 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 03, 2010 6:26 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral councilman went on the record - responding to allegations he personally attacked a city employee.

Employee Bill Tower was hired as a consultant to the city. However, Councilman Marty McClain has been a vocal opponent - questioning Towers credentials and friendship with the mayor and city manager.

Tower said the attacks have caused damage to him and his family. Now, he's threatening legal action against the city and McClain.

McClain told WINK News he was stunned to get the letter.

"It's not a personal attack on people. It's an attack on how we got here today and the process how it's been done."

Bill Tower's employment with the city is only temporary, but pays about $20,000 for three months work.