Joe Fontana has announced his resignation via a statement from his office.
The statement arrived to me by email this afternoon.
Here it is in full:
Please be advised Mayor Fontana is announcing he will resign as Mayor of London. He will hold a Media Conference on Thursday, June 19, 2014.
Mayor Fontana says, “I am taking this step out of respect for the office of the Mayor, the people of London and our judicial system. Over the next two days I will be speaking with fellow Council members and City staff to ensure a smooth transition for whomever takes the interim Mayor’s position.”
Details regarding time and location of the Media Conference will be provided on Thursday morning by email.
Mayor Fontana will not be taking interviews prior to Thursday.
Was it the right move?
Who should replace him?