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Maritza Davila gets support to serve as Paterson council president


Councilwoman Maritza Davila was picked to serve as the president of the City Council on Thursday.

Davila received the support of all eight of her colleagues for the presidency during the late afternoon reorganization meeting.

“I want to thank my colleagues for giving me the vote of confidence,” said Davila after the vote. She called for “unity” among City Council members. “It’s a new day. It’s going to be a great year.”

Davila served as president twice before.

“Unity should be the theme. I’m not here to fight. I’m here to unite. I want to collaborate with the council,” mayor Andre Sayegh said.

Her ally, councilman Shahin Khalique, was unanimously voted vice president.

The battle for the presidency was between Davila and councilwoman Lilisa Mimms. Councilwoman Ruby Cotton nominated Mimms, but Mimms, realizing she lacked the votes, declined the nomination.

“We have a lot of work to do. We need to improve the line of communication with the administration,” outgoing president Flavio Rivera said to his colleagues.

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  • Paterson Resident

    They are all a bunch of disappointment!!!!

    • HankMorgan

      Yep. City’s in poor shape.

  • J. Brown.

    Another year of ignorance.

  • J. Brown.

    Miss Piggy was a disgrace her last time
    As Council President. Why repeat history?

  • TK Kirkland

    Lay down with Peruvian dogs?
    Wake up with Peruvian FLEAS !
    Congrats to the “Peasants” of Paterson!

  • thepatersonian

    I don’t believe Davila cares enough to want to make a difference in Paterson. I can’t have faith in someone who gets paid to help our youth at the community college but fails to do so. The lack of respect, customer service skills, and common decency is apparent when asking her for help. You voted to make her president when she can’t even effectively help the residents of Paterson during her day job.

  • Chino Vargas

    The best of the worst,,,,The do nothing elected oficials of Paterson,but Patersonians loves them even the city is a sh#t hole,or prove me wrong!