JAMESTOWN – Jamestown’s next mayor is scheduled to be sworn into office next week.
Mayor-elect Eddie Sundquist will be inaugurated during a special meeting of the Jamestown City Council at SUNY JCC’s Scharmann Theatre on Wednesday, January 1, at noon.
Sundquist defeated Republican County Legislator David Wilfong and Libertarian City Councilman Andy Liuzzo in November’s unprecedented three-way mayoral election.
The young Jamestown lawyer says he has many new ideas he plans to bring to city hall, including increasing transparency within government.
In an interview with WNYNewsNow last month, Sundquist said by making sure the city calendar is updated and data is available to everyone, he hopes to keep citizens informed.
“So, if you wanted to know about how many requests that we got under FOIL or how many houses we have on the list to be condemned we want that data to be available to our residents and to our organizations that are working in that space,” explained Sundquist.
Additionally, Sundquist said he hopes to one day livestream city council sessions and work meetings so that residents can be part of the conversation from anywhere.
He also wants to change the time many of the committees meet so that the meets will be more accessible.
Jamestown’s new and returning city council candidates will also be sworn into office during the ceremony.