My decision was not an easy one, nor was it expected. It should be seen as a true demonstration of service above self — what is best for the city. With the economy as it is, opportunities happen fast, unexpectedly, and we have to respond quickly. For me, choices have come up and I’ve had to choose. There is no mystery here, no intrigue. It was not planned when I announced, and should not be implied any other way.
I want to genuinely thank all my supporters and everyone for staying involved and realizing that Palestine is worth it. I will be here, and will be involved along with all of you. Let’s continue our work together for a bright future in our community. Thank you.