State Supreme Court Justice Lawrence Ecker ruled André Wallace is the mayor of Mount Vernon and will remain so through the end of the year, Thursday, putting an end to the Munt Vernon Mayoral Mess that has plagued the city for 37 days.
“The courts have once again ruled in my favor, Mount Vernon has 1 Mayor and now that this is behind us, it’s time that we refocus our efforts on doing the business of the people,” Mayor André Wallace shared with Black Westchester. “I look forward to working with all bodies of city government to continue moving the city towards a brighter future. We are one city, we have already witnessed the results of dysfunction and infighting. Let’s unify and produce progress with teamwork.”
This follows a very contentious Council Meeting, Wednesday night where over 150 residents expressed their frustration over the 37 days of chaos over who is running the city. Will this finally be the end of the civil war in city hall, the residents can only hope, because many residents shared their frustration with Black Westchester, Wednesday night during and after the city council meeting.
“Mr. Wallace, you have a job ahead of you…” Judge Ecker told Wallace as many of his supporters applauded delaying the judge from continuing.
“It’s time to get back to work,” Wallace told Black Westchester outside the courthouse. “We’ve had a lot of distractions, we’ve got that out of the way. Let’s get our city healed. Let’s stop with the nonsense. Let’s stop with the fighting and everybody get back to work.”
Wallace told Black Westchester he will be reaching out to the Council to work toward moving Mount Vernon forward, because, “We have a lot of work to do.
Stay tuned to Black Westchester for more on this developing story.