Alton Mayor Brant Walker is pleased with the direction of the city as he approaches ninth months in office. Walker gives credit to his administrative team and department heads for taking the lead on important issues, and credits the Alton City Council for working with him especially on the equipment needs of the Public Works Department.
In an appearance Wednesday on Z-1570’s Let’s Talk, Walker says when it comes to union contracts with the city, he’d like to see the city get away from annual negotiations and move into more long term agreements:
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Mayor Walker also says within the next 18 to 24 months there should be a new train station in Alton and new development along the Homer Adams Parkway, and the city is closer to an agreement with a developer who will attempt to attract a hotel to downtown Alton near the Marina. Hear the full interview by clicking the Listen tab at the top of the page.