Middleton City Council urges mayor to resign

Posted at 12:22 PM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 14:22:45-04

MIDDLETON — The Middleton City Council has urged the mayor to resign following his arrest on a domestic battery charge earlier this month.

The Idaho Press reports the council unanimously voted Wednesday to adopt a resolution requesting Mayor Darin Taylor to resign.

Taylor said at the meeting -- his first since the arrest -- that he planned to continue working with the council through the remainder of his term, but he would not seek re-election in November.

Taylor said he would not sign the resolution. The council does not have the authority to remove the mayor without a recall vote.

According to an affidavit, the Canyon County Sheriff's Office says Taylor grabbed his wife during a fight.

Taylor has pleaded not guilty to the domestic battery charge.

(by Associated Press)