Oh, Lordy, the Arroyo Grande city manager/police/investigation/story just keeps getting sadder. (see my Sept 25 posting) City Manager Steve Adams has now resigned, written a long O/Ed piece
( http://www.newtimesslo.com ) declaring that on July 3 he and Community Development Director Teresa McClish always never didn't do anything wrong/illegal, that "nobody was at any time unclothed or partially clothed," but for the sake of the City he'll be heading out of Dodge to "pursue new opportunities elsewhere."
The independent investigation, however is still ongoing so this sad drama will continue to unfold and will likely end with a whimper and some sort of resolution and everyone will likely go home vindicated in some way, except for the two major players in this drama, who learned a bitter lesson the hard way: If you are a Public Servant in any position of real authority or in the public eye in a major way, do not drink enough alcohol that will require you to "sober up" enough to drive. Do not drink any amount of alcohol that will require "sobering up" in any fashion whatsoever. In fact, remove the words "sober up" from your vocabulary for the duration of your employment.
Being alone late at night in city hall, forgetting to call home after- hours so a worried spouse sends the police out looking for you, said police finding you looking "disheveled," all of that is survivable. But those two little words -- sober up --are what moved this "incident" from merely an "incident" into the realm of, "Oh, this ain't gonna end well."
And so it didn't.