Dec 21 2021

Tim Rood Resignation from Piedmont City Council

Successor procedures to be determined in early January.

At the conclusion of its meeting on December 20th, Councilmember Tim Rood announced his intent to resign from the Piedmont City Council effective December 31, 2021. Councilmember Rood was first elected to the City Council in 2014, re-elected in 2018, and served as Piedmont’s
Vice Mayor from December 7, 2020 to December 6, 2021.

Councilmember Rood served as the Council’s liaison to the Park Commission, Planning Commission, and the Recreation Commission. He also represented Piedmont on the boards of the Alameda County Waste Management Authority and East Bay Community Energy. Long active in community affairs, Councilmember Rood served on the Budget Advisory and Financial Planning Committee and was the President of the Piedmont Swim Club before being elected.

Councilmember Rood indicated that he is resigning because he will no longer be a resident of Piedmont, as he is in the process of purchasing a home in the Laurel District of Oakland.

“I’m grateful to the voters of Piedmont for entrusting me twice with the responsibility of being your Councilmember,” said Rood. “Even as a private citizen in Oakland, I’ll be cheering Piedmont’s progress in doing its part to address the state and region’s housing crisis, creating opportunities for greater diversity of households and incomes in its housing stock, and
acknowledging and trying to make amends to those hurt by the shameful injustices in Piedmont’s past, including the descendants of Sidney Dearing and others excluded from Piedmont by racial prejudice.”

Under the City Charter, the Council must appoint a successor no later than sixty days after the effective date of the resignation. The Council will hold a meeting in early January to determine the process for appointment of a successor.

City of Piedmont Press Release

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