BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield's two appointees to the Golden Empire Transit's Board, Howard Silver and Norris Ledbetter, were asked to resign by 5 p.m. on September 1 or the City Council will consider removing them.
Vice Mayor Ken Weir is demanding Norris Ledbetter and Howard Silver resign following more than a month of negotiations that left riders stranded.
In the letter, Weir requests that they submit their letter of resignation to the City Clerk by 5 p.m. on Monday, September 1 to "eliminate the need to further embarrass [themselves] and diminish [their] years of service" by placing their removal on the public agenda as an action item at the City Council's September 10 meeting.
The letter that was dated August 1 came just two days after the strike ended.
According to Weir, the problems with the bus line is much deeper and broader than a labor dispute.
At a press conference on Thursday, Ledbetter and Silver presented a letter where they state that they will leave it up to the city council to vote on and will not be resigning by September 1.
The issue will be on the agenda for September 10.
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