Councilman Submits Resignation Letter

On Monday, January 29, Alan H. Kideckel submitted his resignation from the Berkley City Council in writing to the City Clerk. Per Section 3.5 of the City Charter, the letter shall be acted upon by the council at its next regular meeting, currently scheduled for Monday, February 5.

Per his letter (attached below), Mr. Kideckel feels his continued presence as a member of the City Council will be a distraction that could prevent our City from moving forward in a positive direction. Mr. Kideckel’s resignation is effective immediately, and City Council will have 30 days to fill the vacancy.

In his resignation letter, Mr. Kideckel wrote:

"I have proudly volunteered and served the City of Berkley for over 25 years in many different capacities. I’ve always considered the Berkley community as my family. On January 1, 2018, I was involved in an automobile accident and received a misdemeanor ticket.

"My sincere and heartfelt apology is extended to the people in the other vehicle and anyone else who I affected. Due to the pending Court proceedings, I am unable to comment any further on the facts at this time.

"I have always done what is best for the City of Berkley. I feel that my continued presence as a member of City Council will distract our City from moving forward in a positive direction. Effective immediately, I hereby tender my resignation from the Berkley City Council. I am thankful to the residents for the opportunity to serve and for their continued support. I look forward to helping and contributing to the City of Berkley as a private citizen, in healthy and positive ways."

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