Rosenberg City Council member Lisa Wallingford has resigned from her post.

On Tuesday morning, Wallingford tendered her resignation.

“It has been my honor and my pleasure to serve the citizens of the city of Rosenberg,” Wallingford told The Herald.

“I am grateful for the trust they placed in me and have always tried to conduct myself in a manner that would make them proud.

“My reasons for resigning are very personal and I will not discuss them.

“This is not the way that I wanted to end my time on council, but life does not always go the way you plan.”

As of now, discussion on Wallingford’s departure is tentatively set for the Tuesday, Dec. 17 regular city council meeting, However, this is not yet confirmed, Communications Director Tanya Kveton said.

“If council accepts her resignation it will be effective then,” Kveton continued.

“If they do not accept her resignation, it will be effective eight days from (Tuesday).

“Per the city charter, council has 10 days to appoint someone to fill the unexpired term.”

According to city staff, council does not have to call a special election because this is only one spot to fill so it can be appointed.

Mayor Bill Benton said he was not necessarily happy about Wallingford’s departure.

“It’s her choice, her decision, she had her reasons,” Benton said. “I don’t want to say anything mean.”

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