A city councilor whose comments about COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter raised a firestorm of opposition has resigned from his public offices.
Robert Moulton Jr. was to be censured on Tuesday by both the City Council and by the School Committee, to which he was elected last November.
His resignation letters were the same one sentence stating he was resigning from both seats is effective immediately.
The School Committee had scheduled a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday specifically to vote for a censure of Moulton. Bernard is the chairman of the committee.
The council agenda for its regular Tuesday meeting was amended on Friday to include a resolution on censure submitted by President Paul Hopkins and Councilors Benjamin Lamb and Jason LaForest.
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