Uvalde Mayor Cody Smith has resigned from his position due to undisclosed health issues, just days before a City Council meeting. Smith was elected in November after the tragic 2022 massacre at Robb Elementary School, where a teenager killed 19 students and two teachers. In a statement released Monday, Smith expressed his gratitude to the Uvalde community for their support during his medical struggles. He noted that it was an honor to serve the city he loves, but that he made the difficult decision to step down as mayor.

The resignation of Smith comes amid growing pressure on city officials to address failures in response to the school massacre. Reports of the shooting and the police’s handling of the situation raised concerns in the community. Uvalde Police Chief Daniel Rodriguez also recently announced his resignation, adding to tensions in the city. The timing of Smith’s resignation has fueled speculation about his connection to the report of the shooting at Robb Elementary School.

Victims’ parents, like Brett Cross, are disheartened by the news and are demanding justice and accountability from city officials. The community eagerly awaits updates on the investigation and steps being taken to prevent such tragedies in the future. Effective immediately, Mayor Pro-Tem Everardo Zamora will assume the role until a new mayor is elected on November 5.

By Samantha Johnson

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