Councillor John Robinson has confirmed he hasn't officially notified Horsham Rural City Council chief executive Sunil Bhalla about his decision to step aside from the council.
"I have asked that all my allowances are ceased," he said.
He said he wanted to reiterate that his non-attendance at Wednesday's special council meeting was not by choice, but rather due to a prior specialist appointment.
At that meeting a motion he moved seeking to rescind the plan to exhibit a 20-year vision for Horsham was defeated by four votes to two. Councillor David Grimble moved the motion in his absence.
"I've been denied the procedural process and that the mayor has denied me the chance to speak," Cr Robinson said.
"It's also disappointing that the council has released a plan that has glaring problems. I will not support long-standing clubs in the community being told their time is up. Our community is not stupid and they deserve better."
He said he was "grateful" Cr Grimble raised the motion on his behalf.
"But I am exceptionally disappointed that I couldn't speak to it," he said.
"I just wonder how many community groups we have to upset before we do something."
Cr Robinson said if he didn't retain his position on the council, he would still remain a "very concerned ratepayer".
In regards to the email Business Horsham sent to its members, Cr Robinson said he didn't support a "witch hunt" of council officers.
"If a low-level staff member of the council gets a flogging (over the email), that would definitely not be something I'd support," he said.
Mr Bhalla confirmed that no further correspondence had been received from Cr Robinson.
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