Mayor done after 14 years

Place 2 Councilman Randy Johnson gave Mayor Roy Hill an emotional hug after Hill announced his decision to not run for Fairfield mayor again. Hill has served the community as mayor since 2004. Running for his seat is Place 5 Councilman Kenny Hughes and Luke Ward, Jr. Election day for city elections is May 5.
Photo by April Walker

Fairfield Mayor Roy Hill tearfully announced his decision last week to not seek another term in office before leaving the meeting and turning things over to Mayor Pro-Tem Joe Lee Kirgan. Hill has served Fairfield for 14 years, first as the youngest mayor pro-tem in Fairfield before being elected mayor.

“I saw my temporary job as your mayor as the 'infrastructure' mayor,” he said. “Most of our original goals have been completed.”

Hill's platform, which he considered Our People's Platform, was to:

  • n Serve all the people of the city and community equally
  • n Try and keep taxes low as long as humanly possible; reduce the city's debt significantly
  • n Provide high quality water for the community and plenty of it for many years to come for a growing population as it happened for affordable prices
  • n Rework the road systems as funnds would allow. Hill said the initial seven-year plan did not happen because revenue

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