White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley has resigned, effective 11:59 p.m. tonight. Council President Tom Roach will become acting mayor. We live tweeted the announcement Bradley made at 5 p.m. today (see below). Go to LoHud.com for more developments as the rest of the day unfolds:
Here’s a transcription of our tweets:
LoHud: Adam Bradley will be mayor until 11:59 p.m. tonight, reporter Ben Rubin says.
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LoHud: The press conference has ended. Stay with us at LoHud.com for updates.
LoHud: Roach: Plans to meet with all commissioners next, won’t take questions from press until later
LoHud: Roach: thanked Bradley for his service as mayor, assemblyman; thanks White Plains residents “for their hard work” and asks for their support
LoHud: Roach: Has reached out to the council; has their support.
LoHud: Roach: “I feel prepared to see the city through this.”
LoHud: Roach: Transition will take place through the weekend. “Confident” in ability to lead city at this time.
LoHud: Roach: Received call at 1:45 p.m. asking him to come to White Plains city hall; was when he learned mayor would step down
LoHud: Bradley: Hands podium to incoming Mayor Tom Roach for comment
LoHud: Bradley: Feels a “deep sadness” he will no longer serve as mayor, but says city will continue to move forward
LoHud: Bradley: Thanks many friends who stood by him “during a very difficult time in my personal life”
LoHud: Bradley: thanks civil servants at city hall for dedication, as well as department heads, commissioners, council
LoHud: Bradley: “I am proud of my record as mayor and I will always stand by it”
LoHud: Bradley: “I am confident the city of White Plains has found its footing once again while nearby communities continue to struggle”
LoHud: Live updates on Twitter from Adam Bradley’s announcement http://bit.ly/eA8TnO
LoHud:Bradley: Reflects on his administration — “We did a lot in a short period of time”
LoHud: Bradley: Change now allows Roach to take full control in upcoming budget process, allows for special election prior to November
LoHud: Bradley: “I am confident (Roach) will serve our city admirably and with great distinction”; offers him his “full support in the coming days”
LoHud: Bradley: Comforted knowing “capable hands” — Tom Roach — will become mayor; calls Roach “a fine public servant”
LoHud: Bradley: Wants to “focus my energies on exonerating my name” and his reputation in legal case… believes “the truth will come out”
LoHud: Bradley: Believes he is doing what is in the best interest of White Plains
LoHud: Bradley: Will work with council president Tom Roach to ensure a seamless transition
LoHud: Bradley: I have concluded I can no longer dedicate the neccessary time and effort req to serve as mayor in the way the people of WP deserve
LoHud: Bradley: today is my last day as mayor of White Plains
LoHud: Bradley: “no secret” personal life has dominated news headlines, distracted from policy issues facing city
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LoHud: We have two reporters at White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley’s expected announcement at city hall; stay tuned here for live tweets as it happens