During Thursday nights regular scheduled meeting, City attorney, Matt Ketchum was asked to give his monthly report. [Facebook LIVE 1:05 mark]
In doing so, Ketchum reviewed the criteria for the council to vote, initiated by a motion to overturn the Mayor’s veto in regards to the councils motion to revise the personnel policy, from Mayor to City Treasurer, previously voted unanimously.
Following Ketchum’s advice, the council called by name, gave their vote to overturn the veto, with Sterling stating, “No” as his vote to not overturn the veto. The motion needed 2/3 (majority) to pass, which was 4 of the 6 members.
Immediately stating his vote, Sterling stated, “I resign. I’m out” then left the building
The motion went on to pass with the remaining 5 council members voting for the motion.
Previously, Sterling joined the collective council members in asking for the Mayor’s resignation.
We’ve reached out to Sterling for a statement, but have yet to receive a response.