Transition Team

Mayor Steven Reed: ‘I Want Montgomery to be the Safest City in the Country’

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed’s Transition Team hosted the final day of public meetings Thursday. The Public Safety Committee heard from MPD Chief Finley, District Attorney Daryl Bailey and MPS Superintendent Ann Roy Moore. Chief Finley says the biggest challenges for MPD in 2020 are funding (technology & vehicles), recruiting, retention and recidivism. When asked what the number one thing he…

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed Announces Transition Team

Less than one week after his historic inauguration, Mayor Steven Reed has announced his transition team that will lead his administration into city hall, and into their 2020 initiatives. On Monday, Mayor Steven Reed announced the co-chairs of what he calls, “The Montgomery United Transition Team”. The co-chairs are retired  U.S. Magistrate Judge, Vanzetta McPherson and long-time Montgomery businessman, John…

Trump’s Staff Picks Disappoint, Alarm Minority Groups

President-elect Donald Trump’s picks for staff positions in his administration are alarming civil rights leaders who say his choices could turn back the clock on social issues. Trump’s picks include Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general, alt-right architect Stephen Bannon as senior adviser and chief strategist, and former Army Lt. Michael Flynn as national security adviser. Minority groups say…