Next Week Lays Foundation for “Exceptional”

Updated 5 years ago by Tony Rutherford HuntingtonNews.Net Reporter

Call it a step into the spotlight. During his campaign for Mayor of Huntington, Steve Williams, stressed establishing a positive, exceptional city attitude. Next week has more happening than the annual Cupid’s arrows celebration on Thursday, Feb. 14.

Squeeze every ounce of fiscal fluff out of the budget has been a pivotal  prong of preparing the city for emerging greatness. One Friday, Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. Williams will make his first State of the City presentation to council, including his proposed Fiscal 2013-2014 budget.

At the work session Thursday, Williams told council, “in less than 190 hours from now , I will be making it in this very room.” Council chairman Mark Bates will issue a “special call” meeting for the city’s legislative body to receive the budget proposal. ( Editor’s Note: The countdown is now less than 168 hours until the State of the City.)

West Virginia’s legislative session begins Wednesday, Feb. 13. The city needs cooperation from the delegation to extend the home rule program.

Prior to Monday night’s council meeting,  Cabell and Wayne County representatives will be on hand at Huntington City Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. They will meet with council members and constituents. House Speaker Richard “Rick”  Thompson and  Del. Don Perdue will attend.

At 5:30 p.m. the Neighborhood Institutes hold a reception for the new administration and council members. Members of the legislature have been invited to join in the celebration.


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