UPDATE: According to City Manager Peggy Merriss, Bill Floyd does not plan on attending the City Commission next Monday.
Next week’s Decatur city commission meeting should be an emotional one for all involved as current Mayor Bill Floyd resigns from the commission to take a job with the Pendleton Consulting Group. A 21-year member of the commission, and a 14-year tenure as mayor, Floyd is well-known throughout Georgia and well regarded amongst a great many of his constituents.
The void he leaves will be a sizable one to fill. And it’s a two step process.
In March, the city will hold a special election to fill Floyd’s seat on the commission. But first up, this coming Monday, the Decatur city commission will vote on who will be the city’s next mayor.
Who will it be? Mayor Pro-Tem Jim Baskett (first elected 1995)? District 2 Commissioner Kecia Cunningham (first elected in 1999)? District 1 Commissioner Fred Boykin (first elected in 2001)? Or District 2 to Commissioner Patti Garrett (first elected in 2009)?