Frank Tingle, a former City Council member, resigned from the commission on Dec. 19 in an email to City Planning Director Brian O'Connell. Here's the email:
It is with a bit of remorse that I must tender my resignation from the City of Racine Plan Commission. Work responsibilities are forcing me to have to make this difficult decision.
It has been a pleasure working with you, your staff and the other members of the Plan Commission. I believe we have made a significant, positive, impact on the City of Racine, and this committee will continue to do so in the future.
Mayor Gary Becker will name a replacement to serve out the rest of Tingle's term, which is scheduled to end in May. O'Connell said he has not talked to the mayor about candidates for the position.
Members of the Plan Commission, which reviews all building projects in the city, serve three-year terms. Along with Tingle, Brent Oglesby, Elaine Ekes and Alderman Greg Helding all have terms expiring in May.
Other members of the Plan Commission include Judley Wyant and Vincent Esqueda. Becker is chairman of the commission.
Sandra Tingle was fired from her city job earlier this year. She filed a discrimination suit against the city on Aug. 1. The state dismissed her complaint on Nov. 26.