Lakeside mayor-elect Ed Gowan refused to accept the job at a swearing-in ceremony.
Gowan was absent, but sent a letter to the council outlining his frustration.
“As Mayor, I have NO CONFIDENCE in this Council to work together toward any goals set for the positive progression of the City of Lakeside,” he wrote.
Gowan added that the city was conducting business in an “obstructionist and illegal manner,” and that he felt threatened in a recent letter written by his mayoral rival, Dean Warner.
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