Thursday, May 28, 2015
Last Tuesday evening we had the pleasure of welcoming our new Mayor to Council by having him sworn in during our scheduled Council meeting. The chamber was standing room only, and there was a sense of excitement in the air. Justice of the Peace Mary Tom Curnutt performed the oath of office, and a new chapter was started for Arlington, Texas. I might add that all the incumbent Council members were re-elected and sworn in by the City Secretary.
As for me, I am looking forward to working with Jeff, and I think that a new energy will add some vitality to Council. Sometimes we need a different perspective and I hope that Jeff will offer his insights and experiences in the business and engineering areas where he has been successful.
I think that Jeff and I are very like minded, in that we want to accomplish the same goals for the City. At a lunch we had last week I outlined my objectives, and he was on board. I look forward to his support on establishing a state of the art senior center in Arlington. I am also looking forward to seeing what can be done about establishing senior living facilities in north Arlington where apartments are currently setting. It is our combined belief that we owe a debt to our seniors, and that there is a void in the services that we currently provide. So I am excited, and now that we are done with all the ceremony and celebration I'm looking forward to getting back to the job of building a better Arlington.