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Camilla mayor quits ASU; Calls for keys


Camilla's new mayor, Rufus Davis sent a letter by email to the WALB newsroom Tuesday morning.

In the letter, he said he will resign his position at Albany State University, where he was the head of fiscal and administrative affairs.  

Davis also said citizens will "confront" city council members, and that use of a taser by city police will be addressed.

Here is the text of the mayor's letter:


This letters comes to thank you all at WALB for the coverage that you are doing across Southwest Georgia on various social, political and economic events that are important to citizens in this region.

I wanted to inform you that today, I have resigned from my position at ASU as the Executive Director of Fiscal and Administrative Affairs in order to focus full-time on my role as Mayor of Camilla.

Tonight, citizens of Camilla will attend a regularly scheduled  city council  meeting where they will confront city council members who  boycotted last Thursday's  special meeting that was called to address citizens' concerns, including the city manager's refusal to provide me, as the new Mayor, with keys to city hall and office furniture. 

In addition, citizens will address a volatile police issue where a police officer pulled a gun and taser on a 14 and 19 year (UPENN student) riding three wheelers.

I am asking the city manager and police chief to research the situation.

Thank you kindly,

Mayor Rufus Davis

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