Coffs Harbour councillor calls it quits

Bob Palmer today resigned from Coffs Harbour City Council.
Bob Palmer today resigned from Coffs Harbour City Council. Trevor Veale

COUNCILLOR Bob Palmer has resigned from his position at Coffs Harbour City Council.

Citing personal reasons, Mr Palmer today handed in his resignation, effective immediately.

In a statement, Coffs Harbour City Council thanked Mr Palmer for his contribution to the city and local government since he was elected to the position in 2012.

Under the provisions of the Local Government Act, the council can continue to operate with eight councillors until the next local government election in September.

This is because the date of resignation is within 18 months of an election.

It avoids the need for a by-election.

A report recommending the council seek approval from the Local Government Minister to continue with eight councillors until the election will be be presented at its next meeting on April 28.

The Coffs Coast Advocate has contacted Mr Palmer for comment.

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