Macungie Mayor Rich Hoffman said in a Morning Call story on Sunday that he will not run for reelection when his term ends at the end of 2013.
It would take "droves" of supporters to change his mind, he said in the story.
The story gives a comprehensive look at the mayor's term, beginning with his victory in November 2009 with 266 votes, the volley of lawsuits that have cost the borough about $90,000 and the mayor's recent unsuccessful attempt to track the movements of Macungie police cars by equipping then with private GPS units
Most recently the mayor and council have been struggling with the attempt to either provide or prohibit 24/7 police coverage in the borough with Macungie police officers.
The mayor says that the occasional open shift will not inhibit the safety of the borough. Council and several citizens have said they would like to see 24/7 coverage.