Tuesday, May 18, 2010

City Council Meeting

Wow, that was a long meeting. I feel sorry for the staff who put in a full day at the office today, then got to stay until the meeting ended at 9:35. Yep, that's right, 9:35 p.m. I didn't get there until about 9:20 or so (tournaments at the store ran late) but from what I gather, much of the time was consumed discussing whether to amend or change the city's liquor code, which most council members saying different variations of the same thin over and over and over again.

Near as I can tell, council members are split roughly 5/50 with Fritzler, Haynes and Pohlman wanting to make changes in the liquor code and Wissmann, McDaniel and Jack opting to maintain the status quo on most issues. There is one they split 4/2 on but I got there too late to find out what it was. The Mayor then decided this was a consensus not to move forward on any of the issues at the next meeting. Instead, City Manager Gill and his staff wil look at the entire Title 2 of the city code and, I guess, bring forth recommendations (or not) at the next council meeting.

Not sure about the other stores but Kroger is pushing this very hard. Not sure if any representatives of the store got up to speak during citizen comments, but there were half a dozen Kroger representatives in the audience.

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