Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
Even though those items are considered and approved under Clodfelter's watch, Heberlig cautions that there is always a city manager and staff working behind the scenes gathering information and making recommendations to council.
There are other city council members who vote, too. However, there's a deep divide among the super-majority of Democrats. Some of them wanted to see former council member James Mitchell appointed as mayor.
Heberlig says mending fences could depend on Clodfelter's own political track.
"If members of city council know he's likely to run for reelection, that gives them an incentive to play along with him because they know a mayor is likely to be re-elected," he said.
Clodfelter hasn't ruled out a run. It's still just his first week on the job.