Here is her video statement.
Brinkerhoff-Riley came under fire recently after it was revealed she secretly recorded a meeting with several other council members, the Mayor, and a representative of the State Board of Accounts. Brinkerhoff-Riley says the issue is not what she did, but rather why the city can't get a clean audit.
The 3rd Ward Democrat released a copy of the recording on her website.
She had previously stated she would not step down.
She continues to represent the 3rd ward as a city council member.