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Scott Huber Resigns From Chico City Council

Alex Grant
The Orion
Scott Huber announced Monday he is stepping down effective immediately.

Chico City Councilmember Scott Huber submitted his letter of resignation from the council Monday, effective immediately.

Huber wrote in his letter that his summer employment had been sabotaged and that other plans were in place to interfere with his wife’s employment. He added that his home address had also been published in what he called a strategy of online harassment.

Huber’s announcement comes on the heels of his resignation from a summer job in Jackson, Wyoming. He said in his letter that the small business where he had intended to work was targeted with paid advertisements by the local political action committee Citizens for a Safe Chico.

The PAC said in a statement while it believed Huber's decision to take a job in Wyoming was wrong, it did not condone any efforts to contact the employer.

Huber said in his letter that he was not in a position to have his or his family’s income impacted writing, “No one should be forced to choose between family and community, but that is exactly the situation I have been placed in.”

A representative from the city clerk’s office was not immediately available for comment Monday on how the vacant seat will be filled.