Fruitland City Council President Quits

Jun 17, 2014

Richard Lee Outen

Fruitland City council President Richard Lee Outen is resigning because he decided to buy a home outside the city limits.

Elected officials must live inside the town.

But in a statement last week he said he would continue to offer input and attend the last few meetings from “the other side of the table.”

Outen’s seat is one of three that are up for election in the next four months and will be filled then.

He was in his first term on the council after he was elected four years ago.

His decision to step down comes just 15 months after Ted Lokey decided to quit the council.

He said he did not believe institutional knowledge was being utilized.