Even Mayor Dave Bieter–using a single crutch after knee surgery–had nice things to say, thanking Tibbs for his work as acting police chief at the beginning of his first term following the Brent Coles scandal. It was truly a love-in with nice words, thank-yous, and standing ovations as Jordan, Vern Bisterfeldt and TJ Thomson were sworn-in.
The other star attraction was TJ who won the race for Tibbs’ vacated seat. Watching him take the Tibbs seat and make some remarks, it was clear he is the “new kid on the block.” To his credit he wants to cure global warming, war, poverty, transportation, cancer, pollution, energy issues, health care, unemployment, and economic woes. He may do it, but within a month or two he will learn that goose bumps in the park and dog poop on trails will consume most of his time–it’s just a city council job.
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