CH City Council Member Phyllis Evans resigns
Phyllis Evans, Cleveland Heights city council member, resigned on June 4.
"I'm resigning because of personal reasons. It's relatively simple. I planned to use my benefits through the state and the interpretation was different than what I thought it was," Evans said.
Evans had to resign to use hospitalization benefits. She wanted to use the benefits that she earned for the 18 years she served on city council.
“I’ll miss her very much. She always did her homework and she helped people from every walk of life. I’ll miss her friendship,” Cleveland Heights Mayor Edward Kelley said.
A replacement isn’t in the works yet, and there is no time deadline for council to appoint someone, Kelley said.
Yelena Tischenko is a senior magazine journalism major at Kent State University and the Heights Observer summer editorial intern.