Richardson Looking Forward To Tuesday

Richardson Looking Forward To Tuesday

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MOBILE, Alabama -
He's been out of office for 7 months, but his name is still the talk of the town.
"In my opinion he's qualified and if he's willing to serve he can help unite our city and his nomination should be approved," says Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson.

On Friday Mayor Stimpson announced he supports former Mayor Sam Jones in his efforts to join the Mobile Area Water and Sewer System's Board of Directors.
"It's not over until we vote on Tuesday," says councilman Fred Richardson.

Richardson has been asking for the council's approval to appoint Jones for weeks, coming up with a different analogy each time Jones' name is brought up before the council.

"Rosa could ride the bus, but there were those who told her the seat that she could sit in but she could ride the bus. Fred Richardson could appoint, but those who told Fred Richardson who you can appoint," he says.

Now, he's just hoping everyone's on board.
"It was great to hear it I didn't know what the mayor was going to do. I'm just glad he did it and I'm glad that we can end this saga and move forward," says Richardson.

The majority of council members say they're on board with the decision, but no word on if Bess Rich or John Williams will agree with everyone on this.
"The city council is a team. Mayor Stimpson is our captain and I as a council member will follow the mayor's lead and continuing that healing in the Sam Jones' appointment to the water board," says councilwoman Gina Gregory.

Richardson says he plans to put the issue back on the council agenda for Tuesday.
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