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Jun 11, 2013 9:50 AM by AP

Port Allen's city attorney announces resignation

PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - City Attorney Victor Woods notified members of the Port Allen City Council Monday that he is resigning from his post on June 30 - the last day of the fiscal year.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/11vi8A3 ) Woods' announcement comes three days after a group of citizens filed a recall petition with the Louisiana Secretary of State's Office against Mayor Demetric "Deedy" Slaughter.

Slaughter became the target of a recall just five months into her first term as mayor due to an ongoing conflict with members of the city council and a legal battle with city Chief Financial Officer Audrey McCain, who Slaughter tried to fire in February.

Woods said Monday his decision to quit as the city's attorney had nothing to do with the political upheaval permeating inside the city's government.

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