If anyone thought a new mayor would mean a new direction for Fall River they don't have to look any further than the City Council to realize that isn't going to happen.
Not only is every incumbent City Councilor who ran for re-election returning for another term, but City Council President Joe Camara has made it clear he WILL be remain in that role.
Just great, Camara has provided such inspired leadership as the Council President another term is JUST what this city needs! Joe has shown great ability in being arrogant and rude to both fellow councilors and citizens addressing the council. How could this get any worse? Oh, I forgot Linda Pereira will be elected as the Council Vice President.
What really gets me about all of this is that the election JUST took place. It's been less than one week and already the incumbent council is ready to put their support in good ol' Joe. Are they afraid that new leadership might reveal just how badly they've done their jobs?
Honestly if I were a City Councilor I would want to hear from those who were seeking the presidency and get an idea of who I thought would be the effective leader. Why doesn't this happen?
The fact that the majority of the council has already decided that Joe Camara should remain as Council President is a troubling sign that they are fine with that status quo and not only unreceptive to change but even unwilling to listen.