TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- Councilman John Alcala has officially submitted his letter of resignation as he leaves his city seat for a state post.
Alcala is leaving his council position after winning the 57th District Seat of the Kansas House in November's election.
Alcala says his resignation is "effective midnight December 31, 2012." Friday morning city staff were working to clarify what that date means-- as the "midnight" reference created some uncertainty.
Please accept this email as my official resignation from the Topeka City Council effective midnight December 31, 2012. In my fourteen years on the Council I have enjoyed working with everyone associated with city government. But I am especially grateful to the citizens of District 2 for giving me the opportunity to be their voice and to serve their interests as their councilmember.
I have met so many great people along the way--it is impossible to count them all. I look forward to my new challenge as a member of the Kansas Legislature as I continue to serve the people of this community.
My very best to all those who continue to serve and make our city such a great place to work, live and raise our families.
May God continue to bless everyone who calls themselves a Topekan.