By: Diane Benjamin
See 1:12:00 Tim Gleason tells the Council they can’t discuss the 2nd dispensary location because the city might get sued. You will never know the details of who is behind this location or hear if any ways have been found to detect drivers under the influence. Discussion was shut down by a majority of the council who didn’t want answers. See 2:55:15 too. Nick Becker commented about the process during alderman comments.
Gary Lambert gave an awesome (as usual) Public Comment – see 33:50. There is a growing movement to cancel 1/2% Sales Tax that was passed only to fix the “structural deficit” that no longer exists.
Condolences to Mboka, see 2:50:00. His father passed away so he will be out of the country the next several weeks.
2:38:00 Grant Walsh asks about tax relief for citizens during the Finance Report. Don’t expect any, the presenter waffled followed by Tim Gleason. Just because your cost of living is way up you have to understand theirs is too. Gleason wants to wait until the September Council retreat.
Tim Gleason had the funniest comment of the night even though he was totally serious. See 1:00:40. He stated it was STAFF’s fault Julie Emig didn’t recuse herself from voting on money to the Ecology Action Center while she sits on the Board. Hey Tim: Emig either didn’t read the packet or didn’t recuse herself on purpose. It isn’t STAFF’s job to research who sits on what board and whether an elected official should recuse themselves. Blaming staff was a nice attempt to deflect responsibility from Emig, but it failed. Only Julie is responsible for a lack of ethics or failure to read what she was voting on.
FYI: The packet for last Monday’s meeting is still not back on the City website.