HOT SPRINGS, Ark.- The city manager of Hot Springs resigned Tuesday, after a confrontation with a neighbor that’s been called racially insensitive.
David Frasher agreed to step down after the city council asked for his resignation.
Frasher reportedly confronted a black family at his neighborhood pool, telling them “You don’t live here”.
The family did in fact live nearby, and passed along their complaint to Hot Springs’ mayor and city council.
Frasher called it an innocent misunderstanding, but the mayor says it was ultimately his idea to resign.
“He recognized that the error he made the other day was gonna make it very difficult for him to manage effectively and for us to pursue the goals of the city and our strategic plan,” says Hot Springs Mayor Pat McCabe. “He thought it was best to step aside.”
Frasher was fired as city manager in Oregon City, Oregon in 2015, after being accused of making racially insensitive remarks to a police officer.
He later settled a lawsuit with that city for just under $500,000.