Sorrento welcomes mayor and new councilwoman

Greg Fischer Editor-in-chief
Councilwoman Randi Sutton is sworn in.

The Sorrento Town Council swore in the mayor and council on July 3, 2017. State Representative John Berthelot and other officials attended the meeting.

Along with Rep. Berthelot, APSO Chief Deputy Bobby Webre and Gonzales Councilman Neal Bourque paid homage to Mayor Mike Lambert and the Sorrento Council.

Words were spoken on continued movement in the right direction.

Mayor Lambert ran unopposed this go around. Sorrento has undergone many changes since Lambert has been in office, such as doing away with their police department.

Now, of course Sorrento falls under the jurisdiction of APSO.

Speaking of which, the May police report for the Town of Sorrento read:

"Month of May we had eight accidents. One of those was a fatality . . . We had two burglaries, four thefts, no robberies. Alarms, we had 12 residential and 15 businesses. We had one business that had multiple. I think it had a problem with the alarm because it was all in one day . . . A total of 118 calls for service. We had one city ordinance violation. We wrote 30 citations and made two arrests in that time."

Furthermore, another Randi has made it to the Town Council. Although she is a she and spells her name with an 'i.' The town welcomed Mrs. Randi Sutton to replace Marvin Martin.

Sutton has been married 15 years. She is a sitter during the day. She is also the mother of two and has two grandchildren, Lilah Falcon and Liam Gautreau.

Why did she run?

"For a better quality of life for the people of Sorrento," Sutton said. "To give them a town to be proud of . . . I think with this administration we are going to be better."

Additionally, Councilwoman Wanda Bourgeois was appointed mayor pro-tem.

Stay tuned. The Weekly will publish an interview with Mike Lambert about where his council began and where they are headed next week.