Cayuga County Administrator J. Justin Woods would not reveal any details of the sudden resignation earlier this week of county attorney Fred Westphal when he appeared on Friday’s Finger Lakes Morning News.
Woods did say the process to replace Westphal is underway.
Legislature Chair Pat Mahunik has called a special session next Tuesday to authorize posting the opening and job description. Woods is hoping the hiring process could be wrapped up quickly.
Westphal’s unexplained resignation on Tuesday ends a 30-year career with Cayuga County.