UPDATE: Councilwoman Anna May announced that she is not running for re-election come June, instead setting her sights on the school board. She said she has some running mates but would not divulge names at this time. More in tomorrow’s story.
Sarah Gonzales handed in her letter of resignation today. The school board will begin the process to fill the vacancy by approving the procedure tomorrow at a special 1 p.m. meeting that also includes discussion of board goals and meeting protocol.
Gonzales said the resignation is due to health and family reasons. She and her partner are moving to Southern California to take care of an aging family member, and Gonzales is recovering from shoulder-replacement surgery.
She said the decision has little to do with the state of affairs on the school board, other than that she has a lot of work to do that makes it “impossible to do the hard work” required of a board member.
We’ll have a story in tomorrow’s paper.