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City Council votes 8-0 to accept Brinkerhoff-Riley resignation as VP

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Council accepts Brinkerhoff-Riley's resignation as VP Council accepts Brinkerhoff-Riley's resignation as VP
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

Moments before the Evansville City Council was set to vote to remove Stephanie Brinkerhoff-Riley from her position as Council Vice President, she resigned.

Every council member, excluding Brinkerhoff-Riley, met Thursday in executive session. 

President John Friend tells 14 News it was an opportunity for members to get things off their chest and finally hash things out.

Prior to the meeting, Brinkerhoff-Riley released a videotaped statement which said, in part, "To move the city council forward and the Democrat party forward, I will gladly relinquish the honorary title of vice president. I do so to ensure that I can continue to be an effective representative for the citizens of the third ward."

In the video, she says city council is not about hierarchy, rather it's about relationships.

She also challenged citizens to be remain engaged in their government.

The city councilwoman has been under fire since admitting that she recorded a confidential exit interview for the city audit.

City Council President John Friend says they do not have the power to expel Brinkerhoff-Riley from council all together.

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