Fodi to step down

Bellevue Council president Tom Fodi announced Tuesday that he would step down as council president.

Fodi, whose term on council will be up at the end of this year, previously had announced that he will not be running for re-election to a second term on council.

Fodi said that family and work require too much of his attention for him to be able to juggle the duties of council president.

He said his resignation would be effective at the next council meeting on Feb. 26. Grant Saylor is vice president of council, but will not necessarily move into the president's seat if council holds a full reorganization, during which any member of council can be nominated to office.

Fodi will remain a member of council.