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New Haven Commissioner Fred Mouser resigned his seat Thursday.
Mayor Tessie Cecil read Mouser's letter of resignation, in which he expressed having a "heavy heart."
"At this moment in my life, I feel that I am unable to fulfill the requirement necessary to be a board member," he wrote. He went on to explain that personal engagements required more of his time and attention than he felt fair to the citizens of New Haven.
Mouser said he felt someone who was capable of devoting more time would be better suited to the position.
The vacancy will remain open until at least the next meeting, when Cecil asked the Board of Commissioners to have suggestions ready of potential community members to fill the position.