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By a 5-2 vote, the White Plains Common Council has approved a resolution calling for Mayor Adam Bradley's resignation. The vote comes nearly two weeks after Bradley was convicted of several charges in his domestic abuse trial. The Mayor was convicted of misdemeanor harassment, contempt and attempted assault but found not guilty of assault and witness tampering.
While the vote is one of no confidence, it has no binding authority to force the Mayor to leave office. The panel could only do so if he was convicted of a felony.
Under the circumstances, the only way Bradley could be forced from office is if he is removed by the Governor.
During tonight's meeting Bradley said despite the vote of no confidence, he has no plans to resign.
Port Chester's head of the Department of Public Works has resigned.
Gary Racaniello was suspended without pay earlier this month after officials alleged that he and other DPW employees pocketed cash from the village's parking meters and machines.
An investigation by the Village revealed the possible scheme after discovering that it took in less parking revenue than it typically averages.
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