Omaha City Councilman Chuck Sigerson's resignation letter:
Dear Chief of Staff Weaver and Council President Gernandt:
Liz and I want to thank you for your prayers and consideration over the last several months of my illness. I am well on my way to recovery and I expect to fully recover from all affects of my stroke and heart attack. Liz and I and my family have been overwhelmed by the cards, phone calls and other acts of caring from so many of you and by the assistance of the council staff.
It has been my hope and intention throughout the last several months to return to the Omaha City Council by March such that I could continue to represent my constituents in District 7. While my speech ability continues to improve, it has not come back as quickly as my other motor skills. This sometimes makes it difficult for me to fully discuss and articulate my thoughts which I believe that I must be able to clearly do in order to effectively represent my constituents. Because this process has not progressed as rapidly as I had honestly anticipated, it is now clear to me that it is appropriate that I tender my resignation from the City Council effective March 1, 2010.
I have been honored and privileged to serve Omaha and my constituents since 2001. I love this city and hope to continue to contribute in many ways in the future as I fully recover from my illness.
Again, Liz and I and my family want to extend our heartfelt thanks to you and the citizens of Omaha for your understanding and kindness over these last several months.
Charles W. Sigerson