PHOENIX - Phoenix City Council members said they learned of Jack Harris’ resignation as Public Safety Manager on Friday morning, the day he submitted it.
Sal Diciccio, who has been critical of Harris’ leadership, said the council had no advance notice of Harris’ plan.
“That's another question. You know, why did it happen and the majority of the council wasn't aware of what happened,” Diciccio said.
Claude Mattox told ABC15 he talked with Harris on Friday morning after Harris handed in his resignation.
“He actually looked a lot younger," Mattox said. "I think that he's happy to have the pressure off of his shoulders. I don't know what his plans are. He didn't go into any detail basically all he mentioned was that he was happy with his decision."
Both council members said the priority now becomes finding a qualified candidate for police chief, although the city manager is the one who makes the hire.
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