BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. (WPMI) Bayou La Batre city council is taking another step in choosing their next mayor.
It comes after former mayor Stan Wright was convicted in federal court. The Bayou La Batre City Council can appoint one of its own members, or nominate a qualified candidate. They have 60 days to do it.
This is just a work session, so a new mayor of Bayou La Batre will not be selected Monday, but we may learn who the city council is considering to fill the city's top spot, and if they want public input.
A candidate would need three votes from council to win the mayor's seat. If the council can't make a decision, the governor has 30 days to appoint someone.
Local 15 News spoke to concerned residents showing up for Monday's meeting who say they are weary from the federal trial. They want council to appoint someone sooner than later,
but they want their voices heard.