The 'help wanted' list is getting longer at City Hall, with today's resignation of District Two Councilman William 'Cruz' Shaw, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Shaw was in his first term on City Council, in a district that encompasses the east side and much of the area around the booming Pearl development. He is resigning due to his appointment as Associate Judge of the 436th Judicial District Court.
Shaw is a practicing attorney and focused on issues like criminal justice reform, and access to services and opportunities for his largely low income neighborhood.
"It has been an honor and privilege to serve the people of District 2 and collaborate with the staff at the City of San Antonio,” said Councilman Shaw. “I am grateful for this opportunity to work with the youth in San Antonio who have found their way into the criminal justice system."
Shaw stressed there will be no interruption of services from his district offices.
His resignation is effective January 7th. A special election will be called in the coming weeks to elect a successor.
City Manager Sheryl Sculley announced plans to retire two weeks ago.