Monday, January 3, 2011
BREAKING NEWS: Wright to Resign As Mayor of Beech Grove
A trusted source is telling me and the blog The Other Side of Beech Grove confirms that Mayor Joe Wright announced tonight at a Beech Grove Council Meeting that he will resign effective in two weeks.
Rumors are swirling about the circumstances of the resignation. More to come on this story, I'm sure.
The City of Beech Grove has come on hard economic times and recently 911 dispatchers were axed in a budget-cutting move. My sources say that Republicans including Brian Bosma (the city's attorney) pressured Wright to resign.
Sources are telling me that Terry Dilk is the favorite to replace Wright as Mayor. Dilk, a key player on the Beech Grove Redevelopment Commission, recently filed to form an exploratory committee to run for Mayor. If he replaces Wright, he can run as an incumbent.
Sources say that Beech Grove is nearly bankrupt. I'm told state legislators will consider a bill this session to possibly allow municipal bankruptcies.
At-Large Councillor Buddy Templin is considering a run at Democratic nomination for the Mayor's Office.