Councilman Jim Cleveland has announced that he will resign rather than face a recall vote on January 14. The recall was launched after the revelation that Mayor Theresa Kenerly allegedly withheld consideration of a city administrator candidate because he was black. In an interview, Cleveland discussed his opposition to interracial marriage due to his "Christian beliefs." Georgia has a malfeasance standard rule and they claimed that the recall reasons do not meet the "for cause" requirement for a recall.
No word on whether Kenerly is considering resigning.