Barry Chin/Globe Staff
Councilor Tito Jackson didn’t receive the support of his fellow council members when he ran against Mayor Martin J. Walsh on Nov. 7, failing to get even one of their endorsements.
But on Wednesday, the council’s first meeting since the election, he received their praise.
“Tito, you did this city proud, you did this body proud, and we’re a better city because of it,” said Councilor Matt O’Malley, who openly supported Walsh, as he closed out Wednesday’s meeting.
Jackson, seemingly still in campaign mode, accepted the praise and called on his colleagues to be stewards of the city. He said they should be protectors of Boston’s most desperate, its homeless, its mentally ill, and the working poor, who are being overshadowed by big developers and big business coming into the area.
Jackson reiterated his often-used campaign quip that the city cooked up a plan to lure Amazon quicker than it could develop a plan to improve city schools.
“Where’s our plan for those folks our city left behind?” he said, adding, “I’m proud to serve with each of you. This is some of the most honorable … work we get to do. But I encourage you to do it with a backbone.”
Jackson chose not to seek reelection to the council when he ran for mayor. He lost to Walsh by more than 30 percentage points.
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