City Council chairman Myron Lowery just addressed the entire council staff in anticipation of his ascending to the seventh-floor mayor's office after Willie Herenton retires.
"Anybody want to give me any ideas or parting advice?" asked Lowery, who was dressed in black polo shirt.
"Put on a tie," joked one council staffer.
Lowery said he was going home to change and prepare for this afternoon's events. Then he turned more serious and thanked the hard-working council staff.
"I just wanted to say thank you to the staff, which has been tremendous," said Lowery.