Bill Goodwin resigns from Bee Cave City Council

Bill Goodwin resigned as a Bee Cave City Council member April 1. (Community Impact Staff_
Bill Goodwin resigned as a Bee Cave City Council member April 1. (Community Impact Staff_

Bill Goodwin resigned as a Bee Cave City Council member April 1. (Community Impact Staff_

Officials confirmed Bill Goodwin resigned as a City Council member April 1.

Goodwin was not available for comment as of the publishing of this story, but City Manager Clint Garza confirmed Goodwin submitted his resignation in writing.

It is important to make that distinction, Garza said, because the city charter mandates written resignations be proffered over verbal resignations before they can be accepted by City Council.

The earliest council could accept Goodwin’s resignation is April 4 due to Texas state election law requiring entities to give 72 hours notice prior to holding a public meeting.

Council is holding a special meeting April 3, during which officials will discuss and likely take action on Goodwin’s other resignations from his seat as president of the Bee Cave Economic Development Board and his position on the board of the West Travis County Public Utility Agency. Goodwin resigned from those positions March 30.

Bee Cave Mayor Kara King said she wants to get more data and information before she calls a meeting to discuss and possibly take action on Goodwin’s resignation from City Council.

Should council take no action, Goodwin’s resignation would become official eight days from April 1, Garza said.

Goodwin stated March 30 he resigned from his roles with the EDB and WTCPUA because it was obvious to him that City Council had lost faith in his judgement.

“So, I think I should afford them the opportunity to name their own appointees,” Goodwin said.

Prior to that on March 28, Goodwin resigned from his post as mayor after Council Member Jon Cobb called for a vote for his removal during a special meeting March 28.

Cobb said March 24 he was let down by Goodwin for several reasons, including what he said was Goodwin's refusal to attend a special meeting centered on coronavirus that Council Member Andrea Willott had called for March 12.

Though the March 28 vote to remove Goodwin failed 2-2, he resigned anyway. At that same meeting Cobb called for Goodwin’s removal of the WTCPUA and EDB, but both of those votes failed, and immediately after that Cobb resigned from City Council.

"If I stayed on the council, it would be extremely disruptive to everyone else," Cobb said March 28 just before leaving the meeting that was being held via teleconference.

Cobb was not available for comment on his status with City Council as of the publishing of this article.
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018.


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