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Mayor Bill Mauro will step down before the municipal election

Mauro says he is moving on to a new opportunity
Bill Mauro

THUNDER BAY — Bill Mauro's term as mayor of Thunder Bay will end a bit earlier than expected.

After revealing at the end of June that is is not seeking re-election, Mauro announced Wednesday that he will vacate the mayor's chair before the Oct. 24 municipal election.

In a letter to the city clerk, he said his final day of work will be Oct. 3 and his resignation will take effect on Oct. 4.

Mauro has not indicated what role in the private sector he plans to take on next, but in the letter he said "I will be moving on to a new opportunity in the near future."

He said there's only one meeting of council left after Oct. 3 (on Nov. 14,) and given that city council is already in "lame duck" status and unable to make any decisions of consequence, he feels it's appropriate to step down at that time.

The city clerk will provide council with information about the options it has for filling the vacant mayor's chair until the new mayor is sworn in after the election.

In an interview, Mauro said he doesn't expect that council will vote to fill the seat because of the short duration between his resignation and the election.





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