March 03, 2005
(Updated) Breaking: Mazziotti Resigning From Portland Development Commission?
Stay Tuned Cites Family Reasons, Decision Effective In 90 Days
Note: This post has been updated. Any and all updates appear at the end of the original post.
Over the transom a few minutes ago was reader email claiming that Don Mazziotti had resigned his position as executive director of the Portland Development Commission. Moments later, another local blogger who had heard that rumor emailed to ask if it was true.
We have no confirmation (nor, for that matter, denial) from PDC itself of this rumor as of this initial posting. However, what we do know is that they are sending out some sort of statement within the next several minutes. Updates to follow.
Confirmed. Below are the three documents just released by PDC. We haven't read them yet, and are passing them along here right away.
Unless we've missed something, nothing in any of these documents provides a reason for Mazziotti's resignation. We're somewhat speed reading here, so if anyone else saw a reason mentioned, please mention it.
His resignation will not be effective for another ninety days.
Actually, we now notice that the subhead on the press release says he is resigning in order to "focus attention on matters closer to home". The cynic in us can't help but idly wonder if this is the same as the "personal reasons" or "family reasons" that officials often cite when they are being forced out. Please note that is, as we said, purely idle speculation on our part.
Yes, speed reading doesn't help. "In the short term, it is my desire to concentrate on more time with my family," Mazziotti says in his statement. "I also intend to spend some time weighing various private sector opportunities, but will not rule out continuing work in the public sector."
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