By Clifford Pugh
Inauguration day is often the high point of a politician’s life. It’s full of lots of goodwill, big smiles and boundless optimism before the hard work of day-to-day governing begins.
That was certainly the case for Mayor Sylvester Turner, who has coveted Houston’s highest job for more than 25 years. The public swearing-in of Turner, City Controller Chris Brown and the 16-member Houston City Council at Jones Hall Monday morning was, indeed, a festive occasion with lofty rhetoric, soaring voices and one big promise from the mayor.