Mike Biddle, Emeryville's long embattled City Attorney suddenly announced his resignation before a small audience in the City Council chambers tonight. He leaves his position after 26 years with the City. Mr Biddle has long had a rocky relationship with some Council members but since last November's City Council election and the rise of a new Council majority, relations have been strained. Even still, while some city employees might have known the resignation was looming, to the citizens, the news comes as a surprise.
The resignation comes in July after Mr Biddle's contract expires. He did not publicly specify what he will do after he leaves Emeryville.