Senate Bill 423, which would create the St. George Transition District and is a critical step forward for our city, passed the Ways and Means Committee Tuesday, May 26th. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Bodi White and Rep. Rick Edmonds, next heads to a vote by the full House and then over to the Governor.
Mary Olive Pierson and the Mayor-President both spoke against the bill, to no avail. It passed the committee 12-2, with Reps. Tammy Phelps (Caddo) and Matthew Willard (New Orleans) the lone nay votes.
"I agree, at some point, once they become a city, we are going to have to transition a lot of things."Mary Olive Pierson, Attorney for Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome
Testimony from Mary Olive Pierson, and quoted above, is an encouraging sign that even those wasting a tremendous amount of resources to try to prevent our incorporation see the writing on the wall.