Scappoose city councilor to step down ahead of election
Scappoose City Council President Patrick Kessi has announced he will resign his position, effective Monday, Oct. 5.
Contacted by the Spotlight Thursday, Oct. 1, Kessi said he will be buying a new home and moving outside the city limits of Scappoose. The city charter states that council members must reside within city limits, so Kessi will no longer be eligible to serve.
Kessi was elected to his council position in November 2016 and began his four-year term Jan. 1, 2017. He has been serving as council president since January 2019.
Kessi did not file for re-election this year.
Kessi said he has been pleased with his relationships with fellow council members over the past four years.
"I sincerely appreciate the work that we collectively achieved while working together in my four years of service there," Kessi said. "The council, the staff, the mayor have put the community first, before any personal agenda. That is just a great way to operate, and I hope it operates like that for years to come. I'm very excited about the future of Scappoose."
The Scappoose city charter states that vacancies on the council are filled by appointment.
The council will meet Monday evening, at which time it is expected to formally declare a vacancy.
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