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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

4,088 Confirmed Skagit Cases
379 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

257 Hospitalizations
61 Deaths
7,457 Fully Vaccinated
25,509 Doses Given


317,805 Confirmed Cases Statewide
19,160 Hospitalizations

4,881 Deaths Statewide

Updated 6 pm, February 23, 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