The Provo City Council is looking for a new attorney.

Council attorney Richard Dalebout resigned this week, saying that recent developments in his life are keeping him away from his family more than he can justify. Dalebout was recently made a bishop in his LDS Church ward and also teaches law full time at Brigham Young University.In his Dec. 9 letter of resignation, Dalebout writes that "this action has no relationship to the changes which have recently taken place in the Municipal Council. To the contrary, I view those changes with great interest."

Four new members will join the council in January as the result of last month's election.

Dalebout has worked with the council on and off for the past 20 years. He worked as hired as a city prosecutor in 1972.

He will stay on with council until the first part of January.