Mayor, city council officially take office

Friday, 20 July 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 29 By  Warunya Thongrod

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and 24 newly elected members of the Pattaya City Council officially took office at the first council meeting of their new term, with Chonburi Gov. Khomsan Ekachai on hand to offer congratulations.

“I will manage Pattaya the same way that I have done in my first term and will continue the old policies and implement new ones for the benefits of Pattaya’s citizens for a better quality of life,” Itthiphol said July 11.

Pattaya’s newly re-elected mayor, deputy mayors and city council members in front of the King Taksin Monument at City Hall. Pattaya’s newly re-elected mayor, deputy mayors and city council members in front of the King Taksin Monument at City Hall.

Pattaya Permanent Secretary Pakorn Sukhonthachat, who managed the city during the two months and seven days since elected officials’ terms expired, appointed Councilman Farooq Wongborisuthi the temporary council chair before stepping aside for new council members to elect their own president and vice presidents.

Re-elected as council president, Tavich Chaiswangwong then administered oaths of office to the other council members. Sanit Boonmachai and Manoch Nongyai were also re-elected to council vice president positions.

Khomsan congratulated the mayor and council members on their election, saying they would be “the face of the nation with their perseverance in working hard. I hope that with your knowledge, skills and experience, Pattaya will progress to the next level.”

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