Before Wednesday's Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, new Council member Rob Blanchard confirmed that the Democratic party leadership for the Council will remain the same. Blanchard indicated that Tom Serra was elected as majority leader in a contested vote. Mary Bartolotta, was elected as deputy majority leader and Bob Santangelo was appointed as Deputy Mayor by Mayor Dan Drew.
The vote for majority leader is reported to have taken more than one vote, with Gerry Daley, Mary Bartolotta and Tom Serra vying for the position.
Committee memberships were also determined at the meeting on November 17, but have not been published yet.