Update: Ira Karasick has resigned. Read statement from Mayor Sean Spiller below.
Montclair Township Attorney Ira Karaisk shared a letter Wednesday that he sent to the four individuals who were present with him in Trenton as well as NAACP President Roger Terry, apologizing for what he describes as a “stupid, insensitive remark.”
The Montclair Branch of the NAACP had called for an investigation into the recent incident of involving comments made by Karasick following a court appearance in September on the rent control ordinance.
Read the full apology below:
We are in receipt of Mr. Karasick’s resignation letter.
Also, we appreciate Mr. Karasick taking the appropriate step of issuing a public apology given the offensive nature of his comments.
From the moment we heard of this statement being made, we engaged an independent investigation process and followed the legally prescribed steps, as it relates to confidential personnel matters.
I am committed to ensuring that any individual we appoint as our next Township Attorney is a positive representative of our township values.
Sean M. Spiller
Mayor ✺ Township of Montclair