Joshua Mayor Kenny Robinson has resigned from his position with the city effective immediately.
In a letter addressed to city officials and the Joshua City Council Monday, Robinson said the needs of the residents and the “wants of the city manager and members of the city council are at a difference.”
“I can’t see us coming together to work for the best interest of this city,” he said in the letter. “The stress from the differences has caused me health issues. After discussion with my wife and family, it is with a heavy heart and much praying I have decided to resign as mayor of Joshua affective immediately.”
Robinson, 59, was sworn in in June after winning against former mayor, Joe Hollarn, who was seeking his fourth term.
In a previous Times-Review article, Robinson said he wanted to keep Joshua “country living” and didn’t want the city to grow “too fast.”
“I would love to bring businesses into Joshua, especially mom and pop businesses and big businesses here,” he said. “I love the businesses. I’m not so much into small houses, little condos and stuff like that. I just feel like I would like to keep Joshua country living.”
Joshua City Manager Josh Jones said Councilman Jerry Moore will take over the duties of the mayor until an election for the seat is held, which will occur in November at the earliest.