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City Council member John Archibald on Tuesday announced his resignation from the Council, citing a very busy schedule and a desire to focus more on his business, Johnny Picasso’s.

Archibald has been on the City Council for less than four years. Not quite a full term. His resignation is effective April 30.

He said the decision to resign was “a hard decision to make.” He said he really wants to continue to be part of the city and he said he will continue to be active in city government.

But, he said he has too many things going on at the moment. He said his personal and business commitments make more sense to him at the moment. And, he said, he feels it is time to take his business to, "the next level."

He said he chose this time because he wanted to be ahead of filing deadlines for City Council which open next month. Filing week is May 15-19 for local races, with a primary set for August 1.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

5,024 Confirmed Skagit Cases
410-419 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

324 Hospitalizations
70 Deaths
48,187 Fully Vaccinated
59,306 Initial Doses Given


385,762 Confirmed Cases Statewide
23,019 Hospitalizations

5,614 Deaths Statewide
2,683,216 Fully Vaccinated
3,528,927 Initial Doses Given

Updated 8 pm, May 12, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times