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CrimeYet another acting Mount Vernon mayor?

03:50  15 july  2019
03:50  15 july  2019 Source:   lohud.com

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And now there's a new acting mayor : Janice Duarte. That's because Wallace left the city over the weekend. Wallace was scheduled to be gone until Thursday but is now expected back by Tuesday morning. Janice Duarte is running for Mount Vernon City Council on the Independence party line.

Richard Thomas seeks a temporary restraining order that would block Andre Wallace from acting as mayor July 26, 2019 at Westchester County Court in White Plains. State Supreme Court Justice Lawrence Ecker refused. Tania Savayan, tsavayan@lohud.com.

If it hadn’t gotten confusing enough yet in Mount Vernon, it just did.

The battle to determine who is in charge in City Hall, Richard Thomas or Andre Wallace, is just a few days old. And now there's a new acting mayor: Janice Duarte.

That's because Wallace left the city Sunday. Duarte is the council’s president pro tempore but was made acting council president when Wallace, the president, became acting mayor Wednesday night.

He was sworn in to that post because the council deemed Thomas to have forfeited the office when he pleaded guilty to a pair of misdemeanors on Monday.

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Yet another acting Mount Vernon mayor ? The battle to determine who is in charge in City Hall, Richard Thomas or Andre Wallace, is just a few days old. And now there's a new acting mayor : Janice Duarte. That's because Wallace left the city Sunday.

THOMAS: Mount Vernon mayor Richard Thomas pleads guilty. MOUNT VERNON : All the Mount Vernon news you need. Police officials, led by Ziadie, have refused to recognize Harris’ authority since he was appointed by Wallace and sworn in as commissioner on July 15.

Wallace and Thomas are telling department heads they are in charge. And Thomas has stayed in the mayor’s office with police officers outside the door. He insists he can stay in the job until Sept. 30, the date set in his plea agreement with state prosecutors.

Duarte is filling in - doing what exactly is unclear, with Thomas not budging - until Wallace returns.

She has called the mayoral chaos a "very fluid situation." But she was tight-lipped about what the council discussed in its two-hour meeting Friday evening and has declined to say anything about what further steps the council might take. The same night Wallace was sworn in as acting mayor, the council passed a resolution calling upon Thomas to return city property and vacate the mayor's office within 24 hours, by 8 p.m. Thursday. But as of Sunday there had been no effort to enforce that once Thomas didn't comply.

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Video: Former Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis on the demolition of the tennis center John Meore, jmeore@lohud.com.

MOUNT VERNON - After a shooting that killed one and injured another , Mayor Richard Thomas upped his call on the city to "stop this cycle." Wilbert Francis was killed on South Second Avenue late Friday evening, while another man, Kareem Williams, was injured, Thomas said. "Our community is in

Yet another acting Mount Vernon mayor?© The Journal News Andre Wallace, left, and Richard Thomas

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