Hopewell councilman to retire immediately

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - City Councilman Curtis Harris will step down immediately.

According to the Times Dispatch, the daughter of Councilman Harris told city leaders that her 87 year old father will retire from council on Wednesday.

Harris made this decision before Hopewell circuit court scheduled to take up a formal petition to remove Harris from office.

Reverend Curtis Harris only attended four meetings since suffering a stroke in late 2010.

Harris was hopewell's first black mayor.

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