With the elections past, the next few months will be critical to the future of city and county government.
It is a time which we call transition.
Some of us remember that time when unmarked keys to the jail were left in a pickle bucket for the successor.
That could have been catastrophic and would never happen today.
But the final two months of the year provide those entering an office to get a look at what to expect.
It also gives the outgoing officeholder a chance to work with the incoming officials.