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The resignation of former Mayor Cody Smith from Uvalde, Texas, has left the community in shock. Smith was elected in November following the tragic 2022 massacre at Robb Elementary School where a teenage gunman killed 19 students and two teachers. However, due to undisclosed health issues, he has now decided to step down from his position.

In a statement released on Monday, Smith expressed his gratitude to the Uvalde community for their support during his ongoing medical issues. He mentioned that it was an honor to serve the city he loves but has made the difficult decision to resign as mayor. Effective immediately, Mayor Pro-Tem Everardo Zamora will be taking over the role until a new mayor is elected on November 5.

The resignation of Smith and Uvalde Police Chief Daniel Rodriguez comes amid growing pressure on city officials to address the failures in response to the school massacre. Reports surrounding the shooting and the police department’s handling of the situation have raised concerns within the community. Parents of the victims, like Brett Cross, feel disheartened by the news and are seeking justice and accountability from city officials.

The timing of Smith’s resignation just before a City Council meeting has sparked speculation about its relation to the Robb Elementary shooting report. The community is anxiously awaiting updates on the investigation and steps being taken to prevent such tragedies in the future.

Smith’s departure marks a significant moment in Uvalde’s recovery process after one of its darkest days. His successor will need to continue working towards healing and rebuilding trust within

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