Municipal elections take place in Stone Mountain on Tuesday, Nov. 5 for mayoral and city council posts.
Patch met all nine candidates this week to ascertain their chances and positions.
Cyril Mungal, a two-decade resident, is running against incumbent Pat Wheeler. "I would like to see the city become a destination for events and festivals," Mungal said, stressing the need for additional revenue streams. He wants the history of the city to be an attraction in itself, citing "heritage tourism" as a goal.
Mungal has served on the city's council for eight years. He lists the following as his main commitments:
Improving the safety and welfare of neighborhoods; preserving property value and economic development; programs for youth development and senior assistance; support of Main Street and its merchants; the Downtown Developmemt Authority; the Visitors' Center; Art Station; and historic preservation.
Asked how he feels about his election propects, Mungal told Patch, "Pat (Wheeler) is a wonderful person who should be commended for her efforts. I'm very optimistic I will be victorious."