Portland parking director resigns

Ellis McCoy faces federal and city investigations into dealings with a Florida company

Embattled city parking director Ellis McCoy resigned Friday from his job with the Portland Bureau of Transportation.

Mayor Sam Adams' office, which is in charge of the city's transportation bureau, announced the resignation.

McCoy is under federal investigation for his role in the city awarding contracts for solar-powered parking meters. He has been accused of accepting gifts from Cale Parking USA, the Tampa, Fla., company that won many of the contacts.

McCoy was placed on administrative leave on Aug. 10 after the FBI raided his office and his Hillsboro home. At the time, Adams asked the city attorney's office to begin its own investigation of McCoy's dealings.

'We enthusiastically support the work of the U.S. Attorney and Federal Bureau of Investigation in their own ongoing investigation,' Adams said Friday. 'Their work covers whether or not a crime has occurred. Our internal investigation focuses on whether local rules, city policies or procurement processes were violated.'

No one has been arrested or charged with any crime in the case. There is no timeline for completion of the federal and city investigations.