Dave Landis, Director of Urban Development for the City of Lincoln, has resigned.

Lincoln Police say he was ticketed for urinating in public near 8th and J streets on May 10th. 

The misdemeanor carries a sentence of up to six months in jail and a $500 fine.

Mayor Chris Beutler issued this statement on Wednesday:

"Dave has offered his immediate resignation without being asked to do so.  Despite this recent lapse in judgment, I did not want to accept that resignation, as he has done admirable work for the City for 12 successful years and only five days remain in my administration.  But at Dave’s insistence, I will reluctantly respect his choice and accept his resignation. I thank him profusely for his decades of service to the City of Lincoln and the State of Nebraska.”

Landis has worked for the City of Lincoln since 2007. He also served in the Nebraska Legislature for 28 years, from 1979 to 2007. He represented Lincoln's District 46.

He is scheduled to appear in court on June 12th.