Anderson reports: nat/sot: bill mcmurray, mayor ("ask not what st.
Joseph can do for you, ask what you can do for st.
Joseph.") the final words of st.
Joe's new mayor bill mcmurray's inaugural speech are followed by applause from a packed city hall...nat: clapping on monday at noon, mcmurray along with eight city council members and municipal judge john boeh were sworn into office nat/sot: ("by the city of st.
Joseph, missouri so help me god.") on this city council sit three returning members and five newly elected members following february's general election and april's primary election sot russell moore, city council member ("if there's some problems in st.
Joe i did want to be part of the solution.
I wanted to have my voice heard.") and he won't have to wait long as city officials say they're not wasting anytime getting to work sot mcmurray ("we have a great city council.
I can't wait to uh join with them on our first - we have work sessions starting tomorrow so we're getting right into it.") sot kent o'dell, council member ("the new council will be introduced to a large budget uh $250 million - $150 million budget - right off the bat.
And it's kind of-it's an eye opener.") but the upcoming budget is just one of many issues on the minds of city officials moving forward sot moore ("i wanna talk a little bit about uh maybe some of the low income housing.") sot o'dell ("we've gotta stop this increase in crime.
That's a big problem.") but one issue that was decided upon immediately following the inauguration was voting returning council member kent o'dell as deputy mayor sot ("it's time to hit the belt and uh see what we can do with the next four years.") but for now, city officials celebrate their inauguration with a reception in city hall nat: singing and with that... nat/sot: "meeting adjourned."
>> you can find out more about the newly elected members on our website at kq2.comthe new city council's first official meeting will be help monday, april 23rd