By Katrina Van DuzeeGarden Grove Journal
A Garden Grove City Council member for over two years, Andrew Do, participated in his last meeting as a member and announced his resignation at its conclusion Tuesday night.
As a business owner in a rough economic climate, Do said he needed to resign in order to better serve his family, employees and nurture his struggling company.
“I am unable to put the necessary effort required to do this job successfully and to my standards while putting more time into making my business work,” Do said.
Do, a resident of Garden Grove since 1976, was elected to the city council in 2008.
The one-time Vietnamese refugee gave a speech on the pride serving the city of Garden Grove has brought him, what an honor it had been to work alongside his fellow city staff employees and offered advice on what was needed to further improve the productivity of the city.
Mayor Bill Dalton accepted his resignation regretfully, he said.