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Board of Public Works President Andrea Alarcon resigns following child endangerment investigations

Andrea Alarcon

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Andrea Alarcon announced her resignation Friday, less than two months after her daughter was found unattended at City Hall after a late night reception.

The president of the Los Angeles Board of Public Works announced her resignation Friday, less than two months after her daughter was found unattended at City Hall after a late night reception.

Andrea Alarcon has been on leave since November when her daughter, 11, was found in City Hall alone shortly before midnight.

Alarcon came under fire after she was accused of going out drinking one night last fall while leaving her 11-year-old daughter unattended at City Hall.

The incident came as Alarcon faced drunk driving and child endangerment charges in San Bernardino County.

“After much deliberate thought, I have decided to resign from my position as the president of the Board of Public Works and have submitted my letter of resignation to the mayor. I understand and have prayed deeply on the gravity of my actions. I have profound regret for the missteps of my past,” Alarcon said in a statement.

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