AKRON– On Monday, Interim Akron Mayor Garry Moneypenny announced his resignation after admitting to inappropriately touching a city employee.

Here is the mayor’s entire statement:

“Upon reflection, I believe that staying on as interim Mayor is not in the best interests of the citizens of Akron.  I believe under the circumstances I would not be able to operate effectively and move the City forward during the next seven months.  Therefore, I am resigning from the office of Mayor effective Midnight, Wednesday, June 10, 2015.”

On Friday, Moneypenny admitted to the incident. He said it  happened in his council chambers during the week of May 24. The woman was wishing him luck as he transitioned from city council president to mayor.



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