Albany's mayor and three commission members are sworn in for new terms Monday night.
Mayor Hubbard is beginning her second term. Commissioners Jon Howard, Roger Marietta, and Tommie Postell also took their oaths of office, and the commission appointed other city leaders.The commission officially appointed City Manager Sharon Subadan to a two-year term. She and Mayor Hubbard say there's a lot in store for the city this year.
The Mayor says she wants to continue her “Call to Service” clean up initiative and the Rails to Trails Project. She also wants to see major downtown projects begin, including redeveloping the old Albany Heights building and constructing a new microbrewery. Sharon Subadan says the last six months as City Manager have been great, and she's hopes to announce other major projects this year.
"Well we have a lot of projects that we're going to be bringing to the community and to the board, particularly as it relates to infrastructure,” said Sharon Subadan, Albany City Manager.
"The possibility of some new restaurants coming in,” said Dorothy Hubbard, Albany Mayor. “People who want to have a jazz club downtown as a result of the brewery coming and having more people."
Mayor Hubbard says there will be a briefing in the next month for her Mayor's Call to Service. She also says the fiber for the internet on the rails to trails has already been laid and clearing the trail is underway.
She hopes it will be completed within the next 12 to 18 months.