Gorson steps down during evaluation. Craig Jones named interim city manager by council
City Manager Bob Gorson resigned unexpectedly Tuesday night, apparently during an evaluation by the Taft City Council, Taftmidwaydriller.com has learned.
Gorson turned in his keys and was escorted from the building.
Mayor Randy Miller confirmed the announcement Wednesday morning.
“He chose to resign,” Miller said.
Public Works Director Craig Jones was named interim city manager.
Miller and City Attorney David Prentice were going to meet with city staff Wednesday morning to discuss the sudden resignation.
Gorson's evaluation was on the agenda for a closed session prior to the 7 p.m. regular meeting, but it was postponed until after the regular open session.
The council adjourned into closed session with Gorson and Prentice about 8:20 p.m.
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