(Michigan City, IN) - The Michigan City Common Council could be asking the Mayor to resign over his recorded statements labeled as racist. A resolution calling for him to resign has been drafted and is expected to be voted on at the next council meeting.
In addition to his statement, the resolution calls the Mayor Duane Parry’s recent criticism of the Police Chief for asking citizens in writing for donations unprofessional. The resolution also alleges the Mayor demeans and chastises department heads.
Councilman Paul Pryzbylinski says he supports asking the Mayor to step down. “It’s a sad situation in Michigan City in the way we look as elected officials in representing everyone. It really set me back and even hearing that statement that was made. I think the Mayor has shown he doesn’t take input from people,” he said.
The resolution also specifies that 30 percent of the residents in Michigan City are African American and they along with community leaders deserve respect and fair treatment.
The city council meets on Tuesday.