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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) – -

City Councilman Myron Lowery's annual prayer breakfast was a room brimming with hope, positivity, and even a clown. They were all there to talk about the possibilities for the future of Memphis.

"This is a big day for the city of Memphis to bring us all together; hopefully it will turn into a fresh start for all of us," said resident Jeannie Johnson.

Mayor Wharton said some exciting things are in store for 2014.  Things like what comes next for Beale Street now that the Downtown Memphis Commission is temporarily overseeing the day to day operations until the city can decide on who will take over permanently.

"There's so much potential, I was looking at the crowds last night, people love that place; it's a real authentic attraction," said Mayor AC Wharton.

But he's also still reeling from some unfinished 2013 business. Things like the annexation dispute and the continued negotiations over AutoZone Park. But more than anything, he's determined to create better relations amongst the council. "I'm thru with whose fault it is, I am the mayor and I am going to do everything in my power to make sure that takes place, "he said.

Congressman Steve Cohen was the guest speaker. He's got several things he'd like to see happen in 2014." We'd like to get the minimum wage passed, because that will help a lot of people, also the credit check bill needs to pass, that will get people jobs, and we've got to get another tiger grant to help the industrial manufacturing area, " said Congressman Cohen.

Everyone said all is possible, as long as everyone works together. So far the prediction for 2014 is a brighter and even better Memphis.

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