Monday, August 31, 2009
Cort is no longer in session.
Pacific Grove Mayor Dan Cort tendered his resignation this morning at the end of the City Council's closed session, following through on his pledge to quit after activist David Dilworth threatened him with a recall campaign.
The City Council now has 30 days to appoint someone from the council as mayor, Mayor Pro Tempore Vicki Stilwell says: "All that discussion will happen in open session."
With the title of temporary mayor, Stilwell seems like a shoo-in to succeed Cort. But she says she's not interested in the post, for personal reasons. Her personal pick for mayor is Bill Kampe.
"I just think he would make a great mayor," she says, citing Kampe's dedication, financial savvy, business background and time available for public service.
The council expects to introduce P.G.'s new city manager at Wednesday's meeting, sans Cort.