Southie native Ed Flynn, District 2 city councilor, announced Wednesday that he has enough support to become the Boston City Council’s president in January.
According to a press release, Flynn believes he has enough support from his fellow city councilors to take on the position of president. The City Council normally votes for a new president at the start of its term in January. The position of president is more ceremonial but does have the power to select committee assignments for members. A council president can also create new committees and choose which council committees receive specific line items. And don’t forget, if the mayor can’t serve for any reason, or if the mayor leaves the position, the council president steps into that role i.e. Kim Janey.
Thanks to five open seats in the lates municipal election, Flynn would preside over a diverse city council that includes the newly elected Ruthzee Louijeune, Erin Murphy, Brian Worrell, Kendra Hicks, and Tania Fernandes Anderson.
Murphy was sworn in to her at-large seat on Wednesday – a month ahead of schedule due to the fact she is filling a seat vacated by Mayor Michelle Wu.
So we shall see what happens in January!