Dragowsky not resigning Molalla City Council seat after all
UPDATE: It turns out that Molalla City Councilor Cindy Dragowsky will not be leaving her council post after all.After some soul-searching and time to think, Dragowsky rescinded her resignation letter of last Tuesday and will remain a councilor for Molalla, Mayor Jimmy Thompson said Wednesday morning.Thompson said he was happy to have her stay."I'm glad she's going to be there," said Thompson. "I was upset we were losing her. I think she's a valuable member of the council and the city is in good hands with her there."
There will be one empty chair on the Molalla City Council for the foreseeable future after Councilor Cindy Dragowski announced her resignation early last week.
In a note sent to the city, Dragowsky said, "It is with great sadness that I need to tell you this: I am officially stepping down from city council."
Dragowsky noted changes going on in her life and the need for time to take care of those things. She concluded by saying, "I have enjoyed being on City Council this last year and I have learned so many things about our wonderful city and the people behind running it. I do not feel I can give as much of myself as I really should and it's been a very tough decision for me, I hope you can understand that."
Molalla Mayor Jimmy Thompson said that Dragowsky will be missed.
"She offered a valuable down-to-earth perspective," he said. "She had a fresh perspective on things and had an ear to the ground because she was front and center for some of the significant issues the community has faced over the years."
The Molalla City Council will address the process for filling the vacant seat, most likely at its next council meeting.