Indianapolis City-County Council President Stephen Clay has resigned from the post, clearing the way for Vop Osilli to take the spot.

In a brief news conference before Monday night’s meeting, Clay told the media he was stepping down.

Clay was under fire for not only the coup he engineered with the help of council Republicans and several of his fellow Democrats but for appointing Republicans to committee chairmanships and firing the Council’s clerk and attorney which led to a lawsuit.  That suit was partially settled on Friday when the two sides agreed that the Office of Corporation Council would provide an attorney for Monday’s meeting.

Clay did he was stepping down to maintain Council order.  The Council voted unanimously to elect Osili President.

Osili says his priorities are to move the body forward and focus on public safety, infrastructure, and economic development.

You can hear Osili and Clay in the Leon-Tailored Audio above, as well as former President Maggie Lewis and Republican Leader Mike McQuillen.