- Associated Press - Monday, June 8, 2015

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - The recently appointed mayor of Akron says he’s changed his mind and will resign effective Wednesday after admitting last week that he acted inappropriately with a female city employee when she tried to congratulate him on his new position.

Garry Moneypenny, mayor since June 1, issued a statement Monday that says he doesn’t think he can govern effectively because of the incident. Moneypenny announced Friday that he’d turned a hug with the employee into a “too-personal encounter” that she reported to the city’s personnel office.

Moneypenny said then he wouldn’t seek election to the office but would finish his term.

Longtime Mayor Don Plusquellic (pluhs-KWEHL’-ihk) named Moneypenny, the city council president, as his hand-picked successor when he announced his retirement last month.

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