Observer: Ontario, Ore. Mayor Resigns, Walks Out of Council Meeting

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Ontario Mayor Joe Dominick resigned and walked out of his City Council meeting Feb. 19.
  • Ontario Mayor Joe Dominick resigned and walked out of his City Council meeting Feb. 19.

For the second time in three days, a regional mayor has called it quits.

This morning's Argus Observer reports that Ontario, Ore., Mayor Joe Dominick took a swipe at his City Council before announcing:

"Effective immediately, I resign as mayor of Ontario."

Dominick then walked out of the council chambers, according to the Observer.

The Observer reports that a complaint had been lodged against Dominick, regarding his interaction with the city manager and city staff.

Dominick said Feb. 19 that the community was being "screwed" before saying he would quit.

The Ontario Council is expected to appoint a new mayor in the near future, but according to the Observer, only five members were present Tuesday so the issue was not discussed further.

On Feb. 18, the McCall Star-News reported that Cascade Mayor Dick Carter was resigning from office in the wake of accusations that he had made racial and sexual slurs in public. Carter said his resignation would become effective Friday, Feb. 22.