Fife City Council member Cedric “Butch” Brooks has resigned, citing a possible appearance of conflict of interest.
Brooks, whose term expires at the end of 2011, submitted his resignation following Tuesday night’s council meeting.
Brooks said a forthcoming business promotion at his current place of employment may give a perception of holding public office for personal gain, according to a city statement released today. The promotion could compromise his ability to remain an effective member of the council, Brooks said.
Brooks, who has been mayor pro tem on the council, has been vice president of Woodworth & Company, a heavy construction firm in Tacoma.
Brooks was elected to a four-year term on the council in November 2007, running unopposed.
City Manager Steve Worthington said the process of filling Brooks’ unexpired council term will begin next week.