Bud Shaver wants out. The chair of the Metro Gang Strike Force Advisory Board has tried for the second month in a row to resign his position during a meeting of the board, but when he called for a volunteer to take his place, nobody answered.
According to Shaver, city manager John Remkus encouraged him to step down; Remkus says that's less about the poor reputation of the Strike Force and more that he worries Shaver has been overworked. From the Strib:
City manager John Remkus said Wednesday that it had less to do with the Strike Force than about Shaver working 12-hour days. "Bud has been overextended for a long, long time, and I told him to back off," Remkus said.We know we won't be raising our hands to volunteer anytime soon.