Bozeman mayor resigns after allegations of interference, abuse of power

Bozeman Mayor Chris Mehl resigned Wednesday, a day after all four city commissioners asked him to step down over allegations that he bullied city staff and interfered with city administration.

“It’s been an honor to serve Bozeman for more than 10 years, and I thank the voters for that repeated opportunity,” Mehl said in an email announcing his resignation. “While I was working to be a proactive and prepared representative under the city charter, other commissioners do not see it that way.”

Mehl’s resignation went into effect at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Deputy Mayor Cyndy Andrus was sworn in as mayor at Bozeman City Hall immediately afterward.