Embattled Safety Harbor Mayor Steps Down
Mayor Pam Corbino (see photo) stepped down as mayor of Safety Harbor just hours before a city commission meeting and with 20 months left in her term. Corbino had been under heavy pressure as the subject of both an ethics complaint filed by city comissioner Kathleen Earle and a recall petition that was being circulated by Safety Harbor residents. In her complaint, Earle alleged that Corbino asked a City Hall employee to obtain Earle's Social Security number.
Corbino denies that either had any influence on her decision to resign. She was elected to the city commission in 1992 and had served as mayor since 1999.
City Manager Logan and assistant city manager Ron Pianta announced their resignations last month.