STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — The mayor of Stockbridge has resigned after a meeting addressing his temper.
Multiple media outlets report that the former mayor, Tim Thompson, announced his resignation late Monday night. Thompson told reporters he resigned because of a "hostile environment" that began shortly after he became mayor in January 2014.
As mayor, Thompson and the city council reportedly clashed repeatedly. In March, Thompson was accused of threatening to fight the mayor pro tem. The city council ordered an investigation and asked Thompson to undergo anger management courses. He says he met with his pastors starting the day after.
After announcing his resignation, Thompson said, "All I ever wanted was the best for the City of Stockbridge."
The city's website says Thompson was supposed to be mayor until 2017.