RYE, N.Y. - Rye Council member Suzanna Keith announced in a letter to friends that she will be stepping down as she and her family will be relocating to Texas over the summer.
"With a heavy heart, I must share with you the news that my family and I will be re-locating this summer to Texas," Keith said. "Our family is devastated to be leaving all of our wonderful friends after living in Westchester County for over 15 years."
Keith added that her husband is being transferred to Houston, and that the family expects to move at the end of June. Until then Keith expects to continue to serve on the council.
As a member of the council, Keith was integral to the passage of Rye's Shopping Bag Ordinance, the first in Westchester, which prevents merchants from distributing plastic bags. The ordinance will go into effect in late May.
"Since being elected to the Rye City Council, I have worked hard to represent the people of Rye and the Sound Shore area with integrity and collaboration, while trying to bring affordability to the area," Keith stated. "I have fought to focus on priorities in order to maintain vital services and to protect taxpayers from rapidly rising taxes. More remains to be done, but we have made some important progress."
Keith pledged her support for the community of Rye. "Rye City, and all of you, have been truly amazing and supportive," Keith said. "I am grateful and honored to have had the opportunity to serve you in the community and in public service."
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