Mayor Bryce resigned today. It was not a surprise to this Blogger. It is clear that he could not be effective after the defeat of the Mayor Pro-Tem nomination and subsequent dismissal of the City Attorney and City Manager.
I'm looking forward to seeing what the next several weeks bring. Hopefully we've turned a corner in Red Oak and the good ole' boy system is dead.
Here's the letter's contents:
Mrs. Judy Grant and City Council Members,
I respectfully submit my resignation as Mayor of Red Oak.
Working for the citizens of Red Oak has been one of the highest honors of my life. But I have no hope of being an effective leader for the remainder of my term in office. I do however want to continue serving the community wherever possible as a private citizen.
Thanks to the city council members and the entire city staff. But most of all I want to thank the people of Red Oak who entrusted me as their mayor for this period of time. My heart's desire continues to be for the people and families that make up our community.
May God richly bless you,
Ron Bryce, M.D.