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SORRENTO - Mike Lambert will be sworn in as Sorrento's newest mayor tonight, alongside three new council people.

It ends an era of former Mayor Wilson Longanecker, Jr., who caused controversy when he took extended leaves of absence and held executive sessions during council meetings.

Now Lambert wants to change the perception of Sorrento and bring the town up to speed with the rest of the parish.

"I want to bring back the newsletter, which was a little publication that the town had for many, many years, it went to every citizen in Sorrento, where they could actually read the minutes of our meetings," said Lambert. "Just to have transparency, don't do anything behind closed doors, let's let everyone see what we're doing, I have nothing to hide."

Lambert knows, though, if he can't provide the leadership Sorrento needs, the tiny town could go under.

"If we can't run it like a business, it's gonna fold, and there's been talk about dis-incorporation, and frankly if we can't be financially solvent that may have to be an option that we have to look at, but at least I can sit back and say if the town does succeed or does dis-incorporate, I can say I tried," said Lambert.

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