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Birmingham City Council President Pro Tem Jay Roberson resigns from Council seat

PRESS RELEASE                                                                         Thursday, August 16, 2018

Contact: Chiara Perry

Phone: 205-254-2036

Cell: 205-383-8432

On Thursday August 16, 2018 Council President Pro Tem Jay Roberson announced he will be resigning from his seat on Birmingham City Council.

Roberson said the reason for resignation is to support his wife who has accepted a new position with the Alabaster School System. “Now is a time for me to support her professional aspirations and do what is right for my family,” Roberson said.

Council President Valerie Abbott said the Council will announce when they will be accepting applications to fill the soon-to-be vacant seat.

According to Sec. 3.09 of the Mayor Council Act:

Vacancies in the council shall be filled by the council at the next regular meeting or any subsequent meeting of the council, the person so elected to hold office only until the next election of any kind in which the voters of the city to which this Act applies are qualified electors, at which time said unexpired terms shall be filled by said electors in accordance with all provisions of law applicable to such city; in any event, the person elected shall hold office until his successor is elected and qualified.

Roberson’s resignation will take effect on Sept. 10, 2018.

This press release is a collaborative contribution from Cody Owens in the Office of Public Information for the Birmingham City Council and Chiara Perry, Interim Director of Public Information. For media inquiries please contact Chiara Perry at 205.383.8432.