Portland Bureau of Transportation parking manager Ellis McCoy has resigned in the midst of a federal investigation on his relationship with a contractor. Since the Aug. 10 start of the investigation, which landed McCoy in pad administrative leave,coworkers have spoke up about McCoy allegedly taking bribes and kickbacks regarding the contracts of on-street paid parking equipment. McCoy denied such claims.
Mayor Sam Adams accepted McCoy's resignation on the city's website: “We enthusiastically support the work of the U.S. Attorney and Federal Bureau of Investigation in their own ongoing investigation; their work covers whether or not a crime has occurred,” said Adams. “Our internal investigation focuses on whether local rules, city policies or procurement processes were violated.”