City Hall was packed as the changing of the guard took place. Ms Mulvehill gave a well crafted departing speech, thanking the city. Rejoining after a successful race Commissioner McVoy and uncontested new Commissioner Szerdi joined the dias. Must say I’ve enjoyed City Hall much more lately as the meetings end on time. The animosity that used to permeate the chamber has lifted, and I don’t know where to put the credit but there has been levity introduced to the proceedings . This brings in a fresh new year and positive expectations.