Former South Bend leaders offer advice to City Council

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

Former South Bend mayor and Indiana governor Joe Kernan played the role of diplomat Wednesday.

He called upon the current South Bend City Council to get its act together.

At a news conference, Kernan was flanked by former mayor Luecke, as well as some council members of the past.

All were inspired to call for calm in the wake of the council's so-called Facebook flap.

"I have watched over the course of the last two and a half years, with great dismay, the inability of the council to come together," Kernan explained. "It's like any other team. If you're not working together, then it's not going to work."

"I believe those who are in the hall of fame, like Joe Kernan, need to remain in the hall of fame, and I believe they need to stay there," responded Council President Oliver Davis - (D) 6th District. "When they come back in the field of play, they fumble the ball because they don't understand what the issues are today."

Needless to say, the current council president didn't feel that Kernan's criticism was very constructive.

Mark Peterson will have much more on this story coming up Wednesday evening.

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