ORIGINAL: Mayor’s restructuring plan rejected by council

Council says ‘not right now’ to DOA; lack of details, recent referendum cited

Final Release: Friday, April 23, 2021, at 7:52 AM

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This was the original breaking news flash and is out-of-date.

Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 8:14 PM

ORIGINAL FLASH: Mayor’s restructuring plan rejected by council

Council says ‘not right now’ to director of administration, expressed support for grants and contracts administrator

MANDEVILLE — Mayor Clay Madden’s staff restructuring plan was rejected tonight as the City Council killed the idea of a director of administration post while giving the mayor a promise to work with him moving forward.

Several on the council went as far as to commend the mayor on the progress they’ve seen so far in his administration, promising to reassess the idea of a director-of-administration-type position as well as other potential changes if things continue to improve.

“Things are running so smoothly now at City Hall. Trilby (Lenfant) is doing awesome. Let’s come back in a year and see where we’re at then,” District III Councilwoman Jill McGuire told the mayor during debate.

Councilman at Large Jason Zuckerman added, “I would propose we move forward with what we can agree on, and then see if we can work together later to address these other things.”

The City Council voted down the ordinance 3-1, with only District I Councilwoman Rebecca Bush voting in favor. District II Councilman Skelly Kreller is out on medical leave.

I respect the council’s decision. My administration will continue to move Mandeville forward with the tools that we have. I am confident we will exceed expectations.

— Mandeville Mayor Clay Madden

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Councilman at Large Jason Zuckerman questions Mayor Clay Madden during debate at the April 22nd Mandeville Council meeting.
Councilman at Large Jason Zuckerman questions Mayor Clay Madden during debate at the April 22nd Mandeville Council meeting.

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