San Luis Obispo County District 3 Supervisor Adam Hill resigned as Chair of the Board of Supervisors.
In a letter to county officials, Hill said he will be participating in the April 21st board meeting via teleconference, but is turning over his position as chair to District 4 Supervisor Lynn Compton.
He will resume his duties as the District 3 Supervisor. Hill was recently hospitalized after an attempt to end his life.
After being hospitalized March 11 for, he remained absent at the latest supervisors' meeting.
Hill said he has been on medical leave for the past three weeks and has been focused on restoring his health.
"It is truly an honor to serve in this capacity and it is the job I love. I look forward to concentrating my efforts on our economic recovery, social services and mental health issues. This has been a tough time for so many," Hill said in a letter to Wade Horton, SLO County Administrative Officer and Rita Neal, the SLO County counsel.
In addition, Hill said he will continue to use teleconferencing to limit his exposure to COVID-19 due to his Crohn's disease, an auto-immune disorder.
Hill, who was re-elected to the seat this month after a close race between challenger Stacy Korsgaden, stopped responding to media requests and took down his Facebook page shortly before the March 3 primary election.