Abreu on Residency Ordinance, Helping Small Business [OPINION]
During the recent talk of potential successors to Mayor Jon Mitchell if he is tapped by the Biden Administration, one of the candidates that got a lot of buzz is City Councilor Ian Abreu.
Councilor Abreu had a high volume of calls during the weekday programming to talk about his strong grasp on city issues and his steadfast dedication to constituent services. Certainly a show of strength for Councilor Abreu if he has higher citywide aspirations.
Ian was able to pinch-hit for me on a recent show when a scheduling error occurred. We discussed the new residency requirements for city government workers that were codified via veto override and why he supported it. We also discussed the motion he recently filed calling upon our federal delegation to work to expand the relief-funding eligibility requirements for small businesses impacted by COVID-19, and other important matters in front of the council.
Since joining the city council in 2015, Councilor Abreu has been of the most respondent to constituent needs and a strong advocate for local businesses. You can listen to the full conversation here:
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