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York resigns Alexandria mayors seat
Serves three days in office
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Alexandria’s newly-elected mayor has resigned his seat just three days after being sworn in to the office.Mayor Jim York announced his resignation at a city council workshop Friday, telling the aldermen present that he felt that they had conspired to prevent him from fully accomplishing his duties as mayor.Some aldermen, however, claim that York was attempting to overstep the bounds of his office.York was elected mayor on Sept. 5, after running unopposed for the seat. He received fifteen votes to take the office, previously held by Ria Baker, who held the position for seven years.York accepted the oath of office at regular monthly meeting of the city council on Sept. 24. Alexandria aldermen voted at the same meeting to grant secondary check-signing authority to aldermen Bennett Armstrong and Tony Tarpley.City Recorder/Clerk Ashley Roth is the primary signer.