Meet the New Boss…

not the same as the old boss.  @BhamWeekly tweets:

Roderick Royal is now mayor of Birmingham.

[Steven] Hoyt will serve as council president.

Now I really, really want to know what Kyle Whitmire meant by his Facebook status yesterday:

If what I’m hearing about our next council president is correct, we might have to break LaLa out of jail to put him back in charge.

It’s hard to believe this plot could get any thicker, but stay tuned.

ETA: Yep, that Steven Hoyt. Oh goody.

ETA2: And that Roderick Royal. I can’t tell y’all how thrilled I am…

ETA3: We’ll have yet another new mayor after the special election on December 8 — or January 19 if there’s a runoff. Does anyone else think it’s time to revisit Birmingham’s Mayor-Council Act?

ETA4:  I don’t think this bodes well for Carole Smitherman, who was acting Mayor and hoped to be re-elected as City Council President — not to mention elected Mayor on December 8.  She’s lost almost all of her power now.

5 Responses to “Meet the New Boss…”

  1. sampappy says:

    Who were Royal’s five votes?

  2. Kathy says:

    According to a friend who follows this closely, Royal’s five were Royal, Rafferty, Hoyt, Scales, Roberson — and Hoyt’s five were the same. The Birmingham News story doesn’t have the individual vote breakdown.

  3. kayman says:

    Yeah, I knew it was the breakdown was incumbent versus the incoming. Hoyt and Royal were the beneficiaries of this sift in the Council. I honestly think it was a good thing since Smitherman shouldn’t be Council President again after proving how much of a political ploy she has used the mayor chair over the past 2 weeks. Now I’m not a fan of whiny twerp Royal at all, but Smitherman needs to sit her political grandstanding butt down.

  4. Kathy says:

    Kayman, I’d prefer to see a new face in the mayor’s office. Some new city councilors wouldn’t hurt either. We’ve had enough same old same old in Birmingham.

  5. Boog says:

    Gosh, I wish I would have had that information eralier!

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