More turmoil at Nanaimo City Council.
In the latest incident, Councillor Wendy Pratt has resigned from her position.
Nanaimo Mayor Bill McKay confirmed the resignation in a news release Friday thanking Pratt for her service.
McKay says city staff will brief Council on next steps next week.
It’s just the latest in a string of incidents to rock the Council.
Councillor Gordon Fuller speaks of an incident involving an unnamed councilor back in February.
“A video was taken… a Councillor got up out of [their] chair and stormed over and swatted the phone out of staff’s hand, actually hitting staff in the process.”
Back in November, an email allegedly written by the mayor containing sensitive personal information about Councillors was leaked.
Before that, Councillors issued a letter accusing the mayor of secret business dealings and calling for an RCMP investigation.
In December, B.C.’s Criminal Justice branch appointed a special prosecutor to investigate controversies within council.
A statement from the Justice Branch says an unnamed council member was arrested, and released without charges.
And back in March of last year, a group of Councillors published a letter of non-confidence in McKay, accusing him of bullying the city’s interim chief administrative officer.
With files from Simon Little