Port Hueneme Mayor abruptly resigns

By George MillerBreezeDougPic

Port Hueneme Mayor Doug Breeze formally resigned on 9-13-16, attributing it to a serious, antibiotic-resistant e coli infection. We are told that this has been going on a while. Breeze’s term would have expired this year and he had declined to run again.

With less that two months to the election, an interim Mayor will be appointed on 9-19-16.  This throws the City into further chaos, since a long-time divided council situation (3-2, with Breeze one of the majority voters) will be affected and most city staff department head offices are now occupied by interim management.  The 9-19-16 agenda was not yet available at publication time. Find it HERE later.

Mayor Pro-Tem Jon Sharkey is expected to receive the Mayoral appointment. It is not expected to be contested, although Council Member Tom Figg  was bypassed for Mayor-Prot-Tem, in favor of Breeze, a breach of protocol. It seems unlikely that another Council Member will be appointed, due to the deadlock situation, leaving four members until year-end.

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Memo from Interim City Manager to Council/City Attorney:

From: Nichols, Carmen [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 4:01 PM
To: Council WebMail <[email protected]>
Cc: Hensley, Mark <[email protected]>
Subject: Doug Breeze-Resignation

I was unable to get a hold of all of you by phone today, but wanted to make sure you were informed that Mayor Breeze submitted his resignation from City Council effective today. He is taking care of significant health issues that he has recently incurred and according to him, is unable to adequately fulfill his responsibilities as Mayor. The attached press release will be immediately sent out and published today.

The agenda for 9/19 has already been prepared and will be posted today. Due to Doug’s resignation, you will appoint a new mayor on the 19th. An addendum for this action will be posted by Friday.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Carmen Nichols, Interim City Manager

CITY OF PORT HUENEME-250 N. Ventura Road. Port Huememe, CA 93041

 


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