"MAYOR-ELECT MALLORY APPOINTS JIM TARBELL THE NEW VICE-MAYOR OF CINCINNATI".....
The New Vice-Mayor of The City of Cincinnati under the new Mallory Administration is Charterite and "term-limited" Councilman James "Jim" Tarbell.
Announced today at 2:00pm by Mayor-Elect Mark L. Mallory, Jim Tarbell becomes the 40th Vice-Mayor of The City of Cincinnati.
I've heard Vice-Mayor Tarbell wasn't present or unfashionably late to recieve his "appointment". I've also heard they are currently at City Hall chambers awaiting the "arrival" of the new Vice-Mayor.
What could be the hold up? Why would'nt Jim Tarbell already be at City Hall? What happened? He lives right Downtown and a couple of blocks from City Hall, "Did his bicycle get a flat"? He is on "The Law & Public Safety Committee" which convenes every other Tuesday, this being one of the Tuesdays. (???)
Hey I'm just asking the questions. Let us know here at "The Black Fist Blog" what you think of Mayor-Elect Mallory's selection of Councilman Jim Tarbell for Vice-Mayor of Cincinnati, after all he will be Mallory's 2nd in command. Was it a "Good" selection ~OR~ a "Not so Good" selection?
James "Jim" Tarbell replaces outgoing Councilwoman and Vice-Mayor Alicia Reece who lost her seat on Council when she ran for Mayor and lost in the September 13th Primary. Alicia Reece took office in 1999 and was "appointed" Vice-Mayor in 2003.
Alicia Reece leaves Council on December 1, 2005. When the new Mayor-Elect and Council are officially sworn in.
Jim Tarbell's term on Council by "term-limits" end in 2007. Jim Tarbell has been on Cincinnati City Council since 1998.
Black Fist sources tell me Councilwoman LaKeta Cole is 100% pissed off!!! My sources also tell me Ms. Cole believed she OWNED & was "OWED" that Vice-Mayorship position. I have heard Ms. Cole on a black talk radio station bemoaning those very same sentiments along with touting her credendials. She even went so far as to say she "supported" Mark Mallory's race for Mayor...."BEHIND THE SCENES" although made up some flimsy excuse (that even I can't remember) as to why she DID NOT support Mark Mallory in the public. Huh? That word "Behind the scenes", just keeps popping up (???)
Oh well LaKeta, you win some -- you lose some.
City Council Committee Chairheads have yet to be named.
As well as the naming of the new City Manager.
Stay Tuned to "The Black Fist Blog" for more news & information from the "Halls of City Hall".
When we get, you'll get it!!!