MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The mayor of Melbourne Beach says he's stepping down because he can no longer serve the best interests of residents and employees because of tension among city commissioners.
Tom Davis turned in his resignation on Monday afternoon. Vice Mayor Rocco Maglio will serve as mayor through November, when a special election will be held. He will be sworn in on May 29.
Florida Today reports that Davis ejected Commissioner Jay Gurecki from the community center last week after they had a verbal altercation during a meeting. Gurecki was scheduled to pursue sanctions against three administrators later that night.
In his resignation letter, Davis called himself a person of honor, noting that could not "passively watch unjust actions.