She may be 19 years the junior of Mayor Murphy, but Mayor Mucciolo is just as spunky and no-nonsense as her predecessor. Those who criticize Murphy for his youth, better buckle up . . . this pre-teen Mayor is one tough cookie.
While teaching her how to make best use of the gavel to control City Council meetings, Murphy advised Mucciolo she may want to “use a heavy hand, with some of them (councilors).”
“I will use a heavy hand with ALL of them,” she shot back, before promptly firing Murphy, but telling him he could stay on as a consultant to deal with school union negotiations.
Mayor Mucciolo spent Friday afternoon (after school, of course), learning the ropes of her new position, touring her office and the Council Chamber and she even had the opportunity to climb inside the City Hall clock tower.
Autumn was awarded “Mayor for a Day ” status by raising the most money, leading up to August’s County Fair 4 a Cure at Shedd Park, for the Children’s Tumor Foundation in the fight against Neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow throughout a person’s body. More than 2 million people worldwide are effected by Neurofibromatosis, more than those effected by cystic fibrosis, Duchenne muscular dystrophy and Huntington’s Disease combined.