Mandeville Mayor Eddie Price resigns
I've only been calling for this since last year, but seeing as how no one in Mandeville actually reads this blog, I can't take credit. Ah, well. The end result is the same, no matter how the pressure is applied. Either way, the criminal is out of power.
His statement is as follows:
"I have had the privilege of serving the people of Mandeville for 29 years -- 16 years as a councilman and the past 13 years as mayor.
"During this time, I've worked with a dedicated City Council who has contributed greatly to a collective vision for our city. This vision was further realized by the hard work of the Planning and Zoning Commissions and all the other committees that serve our city.
"The city of Mandeville would not function without the commitment of the city employees who work diligently and who have given me support when I needed it, not only in the day-to-day operations of the city but especially during the tough times when we had catastrophic storms.
"Through the years, we have had achievements in which we can all be proud -- achievements accomplished through the shared efforts of everyone. We have, together, been able to make Mandeville one of the finest cities in the country.
"It has been my great pleasure and honor to serve you as mayor. But over the past year, the distractions have become a burden to the city. It is important to me that the City of Mandeville continue in a forward, positive direction and be able to have the full representation that it well deserves.
"So, it is with great sadness that I've made the decision to step down as mayor of Mandeville effective immediately.''
This is a great day after all.