Cook rescinds resignation
Last updated 3/19/2020 at 5:32am
RITZVILLE - Mayor Gary Cook has rescinded his resignation and will continue to lead the city in the wake of the coronavirus emergency declaration.
Cook said following his decision Friday, March 13, to close City Hall and declare a city-wide emergency due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, he did not believe it was a good time to leave his position.
"In light of signing the emergency proclamation and the anticipated term of suspending some city operations, I am rescinding my plan to resign," Cook said. "I plan to stay in the position of mayor as long as is required, given the current...