Monday, 16 April 2007 01:00
Fort Myers City Council Swearing InWritten by WGCU Newsroom
Ft Myers’ Ward 2 has a new face in leadership as Johnny Streets Junior officially took office Tuesday. Mr. Streets defeated incumbent Veronica Shoemaker who had represented Ward 2 for 25 years - in the April third election. Streets says being sworn in made for a great day for his family and himself – but he says he also has a heavy heart in light of the shooting tragedy at Virginia Tech. The issue of guns and violence was a key part Streets’ campaign.
“I’m really concerned about the number of guns that are on the streets and the number of guns that are in the hands of our young people. I’m sure we’ll do all we can with law enforcement and other agencies to educate our communities and the public…and just try to get people to find other ways of solving problems besides picking up a firearm.”
Streets says the safety of the residents of ward two is the most important issue for him. The swearing in ceremony was Monday afternoon. Commissioners Michael Flanders and Thomas Leonardo also took the oath of office at that time.