Herenton to Break Bread with New Council at Wednesday Lunch 

In what would seem to be a precedent-setting move, Mayor Willie Herenton is sitting down with his newly elected 13-member council for a get-acquainted lunch on Wednesday at the downtown Rendezvous Restaurant. The luncheon, arranged by former councilman John Vergos, the Rendezvous’s owner, is co-hosted by Vergos and former councilman and mayoral intimate Rev. James Netters.

According to a source, the luncheon is meant, among other things, to be a clear and obvious call for public peace on the part of the mayor, who famously has quarreled with council members over the years and strongly condemned the council at a memorable New Year’s Day prayer breakfast in 2004.

--Jackson Baker

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