Grand Island Mayor Jay Vavricek released a statement Friday evening saying he's asked Mary Lou Brown to withdraw her resignation and to stay on as City Administrator.
Vavricek said his original decision to ask for Brown's resignation was influenced by a public outcry.
Now Vavricek says it wasn't fair to ask for the resignation, and says it doesn't make sense for Brown to resign without knowing the results of his recall.
The recall petition signature forms were issued for voters' signatures last Friday. If the recall succeeds, any city administrator appointed could be serving another mayor.
"The process has evolved, the decision's evolved over a period of months, and now with the recall, it just has gotten in the way. When you look at the recall, when you can't confirm who your boss is going to be, which boss your service may be linked to, it's very difficult to go ahead and recruit candidates, but obviously, when you think about -- who would your service be linked to? Myself? Or, one to be named lated five months from now?" Vavricek said Friday evening.
Vavricek says twenty-six people have applied for the city administrator position. Of those, twenty-four met the educational requirements.
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