The mayor of Colorado City, Texas, resigned after posting a social media tirade against residents airing their concerns for heat, power, and water shortages during the historic winter storm still gripping the state.
“If you don’t have electricity, you step up and come up with a game plan to keep your family warm and safe,” now former Colorado City Mayor Tim Boyd said in a community Facebook group. “Get off your ass and take care of your own family … No one owes you or your family anything; nor is it the local governments responsibility to support you during trying times like this! Sink or swim, it’s your choice!”
The town of roughly 4,000 residents utilizes a Facebook group, Mitchell County Issues, to trade information and concerns on a regular basis. Local news outlet KTXS captured the text of Boyd’s initial and now deleted post:
No one owes you