Open Thread: Assembly Changes
I attended the first meeting of the new 2011 Anchorage Assembly, which also was (sadly) a farewell and passing of the baton by Eastside’s Mike Guttierez to the election winner, Adam Trombley. The main purpose of the meeting was to certify the most recent Municipal Election, to swear in the returning Assembly and the one new member, and to establish the Assembly leadership. I wrote a post about the insane faux-controversy over Chairman Dick Traini’s speech at the April 4th We Are One Rally. Unfortunately, the results didn’t go our way.
However, the overall tone of the meeting was relatively lighthearted, as friends and family watched the Assembly members get sworn in for their new terms. Mike Guttierez proved himself once again to be a class act as he said personal goodbyes to each of the members on the dias. As you can also see, Mike and Paul Honeman had a little fun in front of my camera. My personal favorite was the “Brian the Moose” impression on the top.
I also liked Mike’s “fond farewell!”
If you want to see the entire meeting (which was very short) HERE IS THE LINK.
We’re going to miss you, Mike.