New Mayor of Gainesville Sworn In
Gainesville, Fl. -- There's a distinct change in city politics tonight, Gainesville has a new mayor.
Former City Commisssioner Ed Braddy was sworn in as the new Mayor of Gainesville in front of a packed audience at the Thelma Boltin Center today.
Braddy thanked his opponents in the general election and noted that outgoing Mayor Craig Lowe received the thanks of his supporters.
He says at the top of his list is opening dialogue between commissioners and the community.
Previously Mayor Lowe put a three minute limit for public comment during meetings in place.
Mayor Braddy says his biggest concern is tackling Gainesville's affordability issue - that includes addressing the biomass power plant contract.
He says the city needs to review the contract and what he says is the high cost it will have on customers.
City Commissioner Randy Wells was sworn in to serve three more years representing district four.
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