Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Mayor Hooker Resigns

City Councilor Mike Anderson read a letter of resignation from Mayor Bob Hooker. The tone of his letter was one of anger and disappointment with the people of Creswell. He put a lot of blame out there and seemed to take no responsibility of his own.

He mentioned not being negative, not believing he could be treated this way, etc. Mr. Hooker can continue to blame everyone else or maybe use this opportunity to reflect on his term as mayor. He might ask himself, have I ever hurt anyone at a public meeting unnecessarily? Have I sat down with people before reprimanding, was I willing to listen before acting? Did I get caught up in the self importance of being mayor? There are these and many questions he could ask himself or he can continue to blame everyone else.

We would like to believe Mr. Hooker would use this experience to grow and improve on the way he does things, mostly interaction with others and their feelings. Maybe now, he will feel just a little of how he made others feel. Might even be a good time to sit with some of those he felt were unfair to him and have a conversation. It could be a healing thing for others as well.

Watch the reading of his resignation letter.