Cincinnati City Council member Jeff Berding announces resignation

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati Council member Jeff Berding announced Thursday afternoon at a news conference that he will resign from City Council.

Berding said that he is going to focus on his full-time private sector position with the Cincinnati Bengals, and has confidence that whoever will replace him will be able to devote the required time that is needed.

"I've done all I could, I gave it all I had for five years and I still have something to give the city and I continue to lead in the city, just in a different role," said Berding.

He will be leaving before his term is up in November, but plans on sticking around until Council votes on changes to the City pension system, which will happen in the next few weeks.

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