With the 30-day deadline expiring last week for the City Council to choose a temporary successor to Stacy Head for the District B seat, the job falls to Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Who should he pick?
- Head’s nominee was urban planner Errol George, and she and the other three council members who supported him have urged Landrieu to honor the council’s choice.
- Amid the council standoff, however, The Lens reported that Landrieu’s preference is former state Sen. Diana Bajoie, who unsuccessfully sought the interim at-large seat last fall.
- In more recent days, speculation has focused on attorney Jason Williams, described as a “Michael Jordan” of the courtroom during his unsuccessful run for District Attorney in 2008.
- The name of former Orleans Parish Civil Sheriff Paul Valteau has also been mentioned several times, and The Times-Picayune has compiled a list of other possibilities.
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I hear Sean Payton has some free time, I think he would be perfect for the seat.
As a resident and voter in District B, I would like to support my elected offical(Stacey Head)’s choice. However, I do not believe that Mr. George will be acceptable to all concern so I would prefer someone who will be responsive to the District B residents. This would eliminate Diana Bajoie who as the District B state representative would only respond to some of the residents but not all. Her appointment would be a serious step backwards.
If the citizens of New Orleans didn’t want her on the council the first time…please tell me why she would be a good fit now.