Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson declares Mardi Gras 2023 a success

Mobile Mardi Gras Parade
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Mayor of Mobile, Sandy Stimpson, declared Mardi Gras 2023 a huge success.

Stimpson reported in his nightly newsletter on Wednesday over one million people attended the month-long festivities in The Port City. With the large crowds and influx of paradegoers who visited the city of Mobile, Stimpson was pleased that there were very few public safety incidents that occurred during Mardi Gras 2023 season.

Reports on public safety

Mobile Mardi Gras
(Mobile Mardi Gras)

Mayor Stimpson stated in his letter that violent crimes and arrests were at an all-time low during Mardi Gras 2023. Here are the numbers that Stimpson reported.

  • Mobile Police Department making only 20 misdemeanor arrests, with no reports of any violent crimes
  • Mobile Fire Department responded to 140 calls, transporting 45 people to local hospitals after providing on-site emergency assistance

Mayor Stimpson praised the first responders of the Mobile Fire Department and Mobile Police Department for the tremendous hard work during the Mardi Gras 2023 season.

“Mobile’s 2023 Mardi Gras celebration was a major success for our community! After concerns were raised following the unfortunate incident on New Year’s Eve, our first responders pulled out all the stops to ensure we had a safe and successful Mardi Gras.” – Mayor Sandy Stimpson

Over 8,000 lbs of Mardi Gras throws recycled

(Mardi Gras beads / Visit Mobile Facebook)

Mayor Stimpson also showed his appreciation to the Public Works teams who worked tirelessly over the course of the Mardi Gras season in cleaning the streets after every parade while tending to their regular duties. The Public Works Deparment collected 8,850 pounds of recyclables and 2,153 pounds of beads that will be donated to Augusta Evans School. Mayor Stimpson shared in his newsletter:

“In addition to public safety, Mardi Gras couldn’t happen without the tireless support of our Public Works teams. From the teams manning the barricades to the cleanup crews, these City employees ensured our streets were clear and clean every night while continuing to do their regular duties. This year our litter crews were also able to recycle TONS of materials.” – Mayor Sandy Stimpson

Mayor Stimpson thanks residents and visitors

Mardi Gras
(City of Mobile)

Stimpson’s newsletter concluded by showing his gratitude to the paradegoers and revelers who continue to make Mobile Mardi Gras celebration the best in the nation.

 “The vast majority of Mobilians and visitors celebrated safety and responsibility without sacrificing anyone’s good time. I was fortunate to walk in the MLK Business Parade Monday and King Felix III parade Tuesday, and the crowds were fantastic. Everyone was excited and engaged! So to everyone who helped make Mardi Gras 2023 a success, we thank you!” – Mayor Sandy Stimpson

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Julia-Rae Hanson
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