At 6:12 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, City Manager Tai Jaiyeoba submitted his letter of resignation while the City Council was meeting and listening to speakers from the floor.

The letter of resignation states:

“After much contemplation, I have decided to resign my position as City Manager with the City of Greensboro, effective immediately. I value the leadership you have given me. And sincerely appreciate the support you have given me over the last two years. I wish the City of Greensboro continued success.


“Taiwo ‘Tai’ Jaiyeoba”

The City Council met in closed session from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. but, when the meeting was called back into open session at 5:39 p.m., no comment was made about the closed session.

The meeting was called to order without anyone in the city manager’s seat. When the city manager is not available for a meeting, an assistant city manager usually sits in his place, but not at this meeting.

Greensboro City Attorney Chuck Watts is also not at the meeting but in his place is Chief Deputy City Attorney Tony Baker.