Following up former Mayor Don Plusquellic's 28-year reign in Akron, newly former interim Mayor Gary Moneypenny announced today that he'd be resigning the post after just eight days in office.
Last week, Moneypenny admitted
to a "too-personal" encounter with a female city employee. At the time, he said that he would not be seeking re-election in the fall.
"Upon reflection, I believe that staying on as interim Mayor is not in the best interests of the citizens of Akron," Moneypenny wrote in a statement today. "I believe under the circumstances I would not be able to operate effectively and move the City forward during the next seven months. Therefore, I am resigning from the office of Mayor effective Midnight, Wednesday, June 10, 2015."
The Akron Beacon Journal reports
that City Council members were "planning to call for Moneypenny’s resignation at tonight’s meeting."