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Community reacts after Sorrento mayor resigns

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Posted: Oct 20, 2010 7:12 PM by Heather Harel, Michael Shingleton
Updated: Oct 20, 2010 7:25 PM
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Topics: mayor, Sorrento, resignation, town, council, stress, friction, reactions, citizens

The mayor of Sorrento resigned during a town council meeting last night.

Blake LeBlanc said he’s done because of stress and friction within the council.

As News 2’s Michael Shingleton found out, many in Sorrento are shocked after LeBlanc resigned.

Tuesday night, LeBlanc refused to go into detail about his resignation and failed to return numerous phone calls on Wednesday. After a trip to his house, News 2 was unable to reach him for comment, but we obtained a letter that listed all of LeBlanc’s reasons for leaving.

In the letter address the council, LeBlanc said the council “needs to wake up and realize that they need to be fiscally responsible.”

“Instead of calling your mayor and asking, ‘Can we talk on an issue?’ you join a mob and point fingers and call names,” said LeBlanc in the letter to citizens of Sorrento.

“I will not be part of a governing body that has failed so miserably,” said LeBlanc at the end of the letter.

Sorrento city leaders said they plan to have an election sometime next year. Until then, Mayor Pro-Tem Milton Vicnair will take over.

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