By: Diane Benjamin
His REAL dog! While the new mayor was reading a proclamation his dog tried to steal the show. 13 second clip:
As predicted the meeting was pretty boring, nothing was pulled from the Consent Agenda. Mboka laid out a new Public Comment policy at 9:30, he threatened to cut off comments that are threatening or disorderly. He also stated Council doesn’t respond to Public Comments.
Jenn Carrillo is now on a campaign to have people correctly pronounce her name. Her first attempt is at 14:55 when she corrects Mayor MBoka, I don’t hear a difference in the way he said Carrillo and her correction.
Jenn: How would you like to have a last name like MWILAMBWE.
Childish? Jenn was also tweeting during the meeting, more unbecoming behavior by an alderman. Scott was the only citizen to speak:
She couldn’t respond to Scott in person, so she tweeted instead.
Jamie Mathy was the obvious choice for Mayor Pro Tem. He was unanimously chosen.
The HUB was presented. It is located on the Washington Street side of the Government Building. It is billed as a One Stop Shop for all City business:
There will be a ribbon cutting next Monday, I don’t know the time since it isn’t on the City Calendar yet: The presentation starts around 19:00.
See 34:55. Jenn Carrillo is very proud of this accomplishment, but she wants staff to use “residents” instead of “citizens” when referring to the population. She also appreciates the City breaking things and setting them on their heads instead of just doing to same things. She claims they can come up with “something wonderful” using this energy. Do you support privatizing solid waste then Jenn? https://blnnews.com/2021/05/11/privatize-garbage-service/
Carrillo wants to present initiatives pertaining to income protection and a Welcoming Ordinance at future meetings. See 59:30.
Following Jenn, Aldermen Mollie Ward and Julie Imig want you to get vaccinated.