Party rings in Changes for Mobile City Government

Party rings in Changes for Mobile City Government

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The City officially changed hands Monday morning, but when night fell up came the celebration.

A party to celebrate change in the Port City and a chance for citizens to meet with those ushering in the change; most notably the city’s new mayor, Sandy Stimpson.

“I am humbled I am honored and I am excited to be your mayor,” said Stimpson addressing the crowd. “I am committed to you the people of Mobile to lead you in a fair honest and transparent way.”

City government will also look different on the council where two new faces will hold seats. One of them is district two councilman Levon Manzie.

“There is a level of enthusiasm not only here but across the area about new prospects and change in direction so I am just grateful to the people of district two for this opportunity,” said Manzie.

In the past administration support and harmony with the council has been a problem. Councilwoman Bess Rich says she has high hopes for this administration.

“I think it is just about keeping the lines of communication open and I believe that will be the case because of the transparency that he talked about during the campaign is a big part in forming not only the citizens but the council that has to vote on particular issues,” said Rich.

It’s something Stimpson plans to immediately address, in keeping with his motto ‘One Mobile.’

“This journey is not about one mayor or one council. It is about One Mobile. A transformational moment for our city to come together and work for a better tomorrow,” said Stimpson.

With the partying out of the way, Stimpson will have to roll up his sleeves and get to work Tuesday where he says the door to the mayor’s office is coming off.

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