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Wednesday, 21st February 2018

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Mayor Murphy changes mind, announces retirement

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Despite confirming just a few days ago that she intended to stand again as Mayor this year, Caroline Murphy this week announced her intention to step down in May and not stand for re-election. She took office in 2000.

 

 

Her announcement on the City's web site said simply:

 

"From The Mayor of Bee Cave:
To the Citizens of Bee Cave:
 
 
After spending nearly two decades serving as your mayor, I have decided to retire from political office at the end of my term in May. It has truly been my honor to serve during this time of unprecedented growth. Bee Cave is a vibrant community, one of which we can all be proud to call home. I leave the City with a healthy financial reserve, a low property tax rate, and an updated comprehensive master plan to guide future growth and development. Again, I thank you for the privilege of having served as your Mayor.
 
 
With warm regards,
Caroline Murphy
Mayor"
 
Murphy is facing rising criticism for her handling of the Backyard and the exit onto 71. The City is facing a law suit that only names the thre Council members who voted against the Backyard's latest attempt to skirt the 71 exit requirement. Mayor Murphy has been criticised for not supporting the three Council memebrs being sued - who are now rumored to have hired separate council.
 
New candidate Jon Cobb has been highly critical of her stance - as published in this week's news story on The Bee.
 
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