The Asbury Park City Council will convene tonight with the same five members that ran for re-election and won against the slate Time4Change and two individual candidates: Amy Quinn and Harold Suggs, on May 12th.
The highest vote-getter, Ed Johnson, is expected to take over the post of mayor from Kevin Sanders, who has held that seat since 2001. John Loffredo is also expected to unseat Jimmy Bruno as Deputy Mayor, since he garnered more votes than Bruno. But those changes probably will not take effect until July 1, when the new administration is sworn in.
Time4Change candidate, Rosetta Johnson, has lodged a complaint about the functioning of the ballott machines used in the municipal election May 12th. A Monmouth County Superior Court judge has ordered a full mechanical and electronic inspection of all the machines used. The report is expected this week. Please refer to www.Time4ChangeinAP.com for updates.
Maureen Nevin, founder of Asbury Radio, who also ran on the Time4Change ticket, will no longer record and post the content of council meetings on this site, but will instead blog here on major issues.