CHICO, Calif. - Scott Huber has formally announced his resignation from the Chico City Council.
The announcement comes after Huber said he resigned from his summer job due to what he called “persistent harassment” to his employer in Jackson, Wyoming.
In a statement Monday, Huber said plans to interfere with his wife’s employment were discussed on social media and his home address was published.
Due to his employment, Huber said the business in Jackson was targeted with paid ads by a Facebook group in Chico.
“By doing so it seems clear that the escalating harassment will only continue to dog my ability to work, and given the tone and content of online discussions I genuinely fear for my family’s wellbeing,” Huber said in the statement.
The resignation will take effect immediately.
Huber said it was “an honor and a privilege” to work with city staff.
He was elected to City Council on Nov. 6, 2018.
Action News Now reached out to Huber and is working to get a response.
Citizens for a Safe Chico, a Facebook group, posted the following statement in reaction to Huber's resignation on its Facebook page:
Our message to supporters has been simple: Contact Scott (on his city email address) and ask him to resign from the City Council or move back to Chico.
Our position has not changed: Scott Huber was wrong to secretly move to Wyoming for a new job. We don’t care if it was 3 months, 6 months or whatever. Chico City Councilmembers should live in Chico. Period.
It’s now clear that resigning from the City Council has been on Scott’s mind for quite some time, well before the recent drama with his new Wyoming job. See the email below. He’s been thinking about resignation since January.
When Scott started receiving hundreds of emails about his move, he probably realized he made a mistake. And when he was given the chance to play the victim, he ran with it.
To be clear, we don’t think it’s right that some people took it upon themselves to contact his employer. That’s not cool and we condemn it. It’s also not cool that the enablers have falsely accused our organization of encouraging people to call and harass his Wyoming employer.
Scott Huber is not a bad man. But he made a bad decision when he moved to Wyoming without telling the public or even his colleagues on the City Council.
The good news is that your emails to Scott made a difference. We asked him to pick one (Chico or Wyoming) and he did. We wish Scott the best of luck in his future endeavors and thank him for his service to the City of Chico.
Citizens for a Safe Chico