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California Mayor Is Resigning To ‘Allow A Person Of Color To Join City Council’

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The mayor of small town in California’s Sonoma Valley is stepping down from her post amid an uproar over her initial silence over the Black Lives Matter movement.

Healdsburg Mayor Leah Gold announced in a Facebook post on Tuesday that she is resigning to allow a person of color the chance to take over role on the wine country town’s all-white City Council.

“Although I feel positively about my contributions and have many loyal supporters, I’m certain there are also many BIPOC members of our community who could serve our city well,” Gold wrote in her post. “As I’ve considered how I can help Healdsburg advance in racial justice during this critical juncture, I believe that one of the ways I can contribute is by creating a space for a person of color to join the City Council.”

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