Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina will not seek reelection.
LaMattina, 57, of East Boston, has represented District 1 — which includes Charlestown, East Boston and the North End — since 2006.
He told our Newscast Unit that after 30 years in public service, it's time for someone else to take the job.
"[I thought I] made a big difference in my district and I thought it was time to give another young person the opportunity to serve the city like I did," LaMattina said.
He previously worked in the Boston Transportation Department and the mayor's office.
The three open seats mean there's likely to be many candidates looking for a council seat.