“I’ve enjoyed my time as a council member,” Williams said at the Aug 12 city council meeting.
He said he resigned from the council because he intends to run for mayor of Union City in the upcoming November election.
Williams took on the role of mayor pro tem in June after the city’s former mayor, Ralph Moore, announced his resignation in May.
According to Williams, his primary focus for Union City include job creation, education, and transportation opportunities for residents, neighborhood safety and crime deterrence and economic sustainability.
Williams nominated council member Shirley Jackson as the new mayor pro tem, a position which she accepted.
“[Jackson] is a wealth of knowledge and information and she gets the job done,” he said at the meeting.
Jackson gave her full support of Williams’ campaign.
“I think he already has and will continue to do great things for our city and I wish him the best of luck,” she said.
In other actions, the city council approved zoning which may lead to the development of a warehouse distribution center.
A representative of Atlanta’s Galloway Law Group, Woody Galloway, spoke on behalf of the Majesty Realty group about rezoning about 48 acres between I-85 and Buffington Road.
The change is from commercial and neighborhood use to light industrial use.
Although the company interested in the land has not yet been named, Galloway said it is a “big-name company that could bring an estimated $100 million in revenue and 750 new jobs,” for Union City.
The city council also approved a 2013 millage rate of 10.598, which had been discussed in a previous session.
The projected millage rate for 2014 is 15.598.