Robbinsdale City Council Member Resigns
The city of Robbinsdale announced Friday that city council member Sheila Webb has resigned.
Webb was in her first term, serving Robbinsdale’s Ward 2 since 2021. She has more than a year left on her four-year term.
In Webb’s resignation letter, she called the time serving on the Robbinsdale City Council “a unique learning experience” and wished the city “increased unity and prosperity.” The resignation is effective Oct. 10, according to the letter.
No reason was given for the resignation. CCX News reached out to Webb for further comment but did not hear back on Friday.
The Robbinsdale City Council is expected to formally accept Webb’s resignation at its Oct. 17 meeting and receive an update on the process to fill the seat.
Robbinsdale City Manager Tim Sandvik shared the news with city staff.
“In my time here, Council Member Webb has been very welcoming and an incredible asset to the Council and community as a whole,” wrote Sandvik. “Her efforts in outreach, engagement, and promoting more equitable practices have been invaluable.”
A special election will be held to fill the remainder of Webb’s term. That’s expected to happen sometime between February and May.
The full letter from Robbinsdale City Council member Sheila Webb is as follows:
I am writing to make official, my resignation from the council; effective October 10th, 2023. It has been both a unique learning experience and a pleasure to work with all of you. I am very appreciative of having had the opportunity to learn about the operations of the city. I wish you all the best in doing what is most beneficial for the Robbinsdale community. I am most thankful for the support received from community members, I wish the city increased unity and prosperity. Thanks for everything. Sincerely, Sheila Webb.”