Friday, June 26, 2009

Mixed messages from Memphis Gov't

Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton has announced that he will resign July 10. This is the second time in as many years that the mayor has promised to resign, so I'm not holding my breath, but it does look as thought he'll actually go through with is this time around.

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal:

This time, from all indications, Herenton is serious and will leave his City Hall office July 10 -- nearly 18 years after he became the city's first elected black mayor -- to devote his energy to a run for Congress.

The bad news is that he's running for Congress, and he could very well win considering that the 9th district is pretty much entirely Memphis.

Well, I'm not happy about what this might mean for the state, but I am ecstatic about what this could mean for the city. Someone with better sensibilities about crime and plans to bring business back into Memphis wouldn't be a bad thing. We'll wait and see.

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