Congratulations to all members of the City Council. Mayor Berke’s inauguration speech made it clear that every Chattanoogan is part of positive movement for our city.
Now that they are sworn members of the Council (was that a long oath or what?) how are the people who were candidates for office not so long ago going to coalesce into a working unit? Seven of them are new to public service and to each other. It would be nice for them to issue separate statements about how they are going to meet challenges as a group.
Most of us know the representative from our district, but not those from others, and they will have to be a team to get things done. As a unit, they will make important decisions for our city.
Council members, please consider this request.
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I think we will find the teamwork you suggest with the election of Mr. Hakeem as Chair and Mr. Henderson as Vice-Chair on unanimous votes. A good start for diversity of opinion and civility.
Well done, Council.