of the October 6th Municipal election were certified at the Kodiak
City Council's regular meeting Thursday.
attorney was on hand to explain the re-count procedure to the council in case
the results were questioned. There was no formal opposition to the election and
the results were adopted by a unanimous vote.
The oath of office was then administered
to the mayor and three council members. Carolyn Floyd was elected to her ninth term
as mayor and Gabriel Saravia and Josie Rosales were re-elected to their seats
on the council. John Whiddon was sworn in and welcomed as the newest member.
Also on the
ballot was Proposition One, the measure that was intended to open the way for
the possibility of an employee union. The proposition was voted down. That was
to the disappointment of outgoing Councilman Charlie Davidson who had opposed
the council's effort to defeat the measure.
-- (Council 1 :57 "I also want ... thank you.")
summer, Davidson, came out of retirement from city politics to fill a vacant
seat on the council. The end of his partial term coincided with a lost bid for
the mayor's job. His re-appearance and subsequent departure from the council
prompted a comparison to quarterback Brett Favre.
Tom Walters joked about saying goodbye yet again to Davidson, then offered his
perspective on the defeat of prop one.
-- (Council 2 :47 "For you folks ... for the
One was defeated by a vote of 472 to 455.