Mayor Samson Steinman has informed the city that he will be on medical leave, beginning March 20th, to address a series of personal issues that began during childhood. He will be in a therapeutic setting which will allow him to focus on healing.

The city's operations will be uninterrupted and the residents will continue to receive the same high quality services that are a hallmark of the administration.

The Mayor's decision was brought on, in part, by his recent auto accident that fortunately did not cause any personal injury. The Mayor volunteered and passed a sobriety test, yet the event reinforced the Mayor's commitment to focus on his health.

The Mayor asked for respect of his privacy.