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More Requests for Mayor Parry to Step Aside

(Michigan City, IN) - A Michigan City official is indicating Mayor Parry should step down for his recorded remarks many believe were racist.


Drew White, President of the city’s Board of Public Works and Safety, said the words from the mayor created a lot of pain in the community and should not be made by anyone especially the leader of a community.


At the end of Monday’s meeting, White read from a prepared statement.


“The criticism aimed at Mayor Parry is deserved and it is my sincere hope that he takes some time to consider the criticism he is receiving. He has no one to blame for this situation but himself.  My utmost hope is that he is sincere in his promise to be better going forward than he has demonstrated. In my heart of hearts, I believe the community's best interests are likely better served by Mayor Parry’s resignation,” White said.


White was appointed by Parry a few months ago to replace the late Keith Harris.


Tonight, the Michigan City Common Council is expected to vote on a resolution asking Parry to resign.


“The council is very upset and I can speak for all of us,” said Councilman Bryant Dabney.


Dabney said the council has no authority to impeach the mayor and Parry would have to resign for him to be replaced.


He said the resolution is one of the many tools being put to work right now to put pressure on the mayor.


Parry is early in the second year of a four-year term.

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