Opa-locka mayor abruptly resigns during commission meeting, citing ‘corruption’
Opa-locka Mayor Matthew Pigatt abruptly announced his resignation during a city commission meeting Wednesday evening, marking the latest twist of fate for a city trying to overcome years of corruption and political chaos.
Following a public comment period, Pigatt rose from his seat at the dais to deliver a prepared statement of his resignation.
“Accept this as my resignation from the position of mayor of the city of Opa-locka,” Pigatt said. “I will not be a figurehead for corruption.”
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