…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.