ORIGINAL: Mayor disaster recovery pick vote delayed

Council asks for more time to review contract details while expressing support for plan and firm

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Original Flash: Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 7:33 PM

MANDEVILLE — A vote on Mayor Clay Madden’s pick for the city’s disaster recovery contractor was deferred for two weeks by the City Council tonight (May 13, 2021) after a round of tough questioning.

Resolution No. 21-18, which would authorize the mayor to contract Richard C. Lambert Consultants LLC to manage the city’s disaster recovery efforts, was deferred on a 3-1 vote, with Councilmen at Large Jason Zuckerman and Rick Danielson and District III Councilwoman Jill McGuire voting for the delay, with District I Councilwoman Rebecca Bush voting against. District II Councilman Skelly Kreller is out on sick leave.

Each council member expressed strong support for Lambert Consultants, saying they were well qualified, while citing the need for more time to review the details of the proposed contract.

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2 thoughts on “ORIGINAL: Mayor disaster recovery pick vote delayed

  1. Councilwoman Rebecca Bush voted against the deferral. I was unclear on what the issues were that prevented the others from voting to proceed with the emergency plan contract.

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