I've gotten some questions about what happened tonight. Mainly "Whaaat? Why aren't you Vice Mayor?". "Did you get kicked off the Council?" Briefly, I decided some time ago that making Steve Randolph the Vice Mayor this fall would be a great tribute to his long service on the Council. I think that Vice Mayor is the only job he hasn't held on the Council!! I was trying to figure out how to do this when the Mayor broached the subject with me at a lunch meeting. He was very careful – it's a tough thing to ask someone – but he was very relieved when I admitted that I was actually trying to figure out how to make it happen. Turns out it was easy! Just resign and make a motion.
So, that's it. I'm still on the Council until the end of the year but Steve is now the Vice Mayor and it's an honor well-deserved. Thanks for your service Steve.