CALEXICO — City Attorney Michael Rood, who has served this city for nearly 10 years, has resigned, stating he had to choose between his private practice and his work for the City Council.
Rood sent a resignation letter to the council on Thursday, two days after the council decided to advertise for attorney services.
Some members of the City Council think legal fees have been too high this year.
Rood's letter reads, "Dear Mr. (Mayor John) Renison: I have enjoyed serving as the city attorney for the city of Calexico since Feb. 1, 1993. It has been quite an experience. The demands of the position have grown to the point that I must make a choice between my private practice and city work."