I write in response to Mr. Gary Philabaum’s September 9th letter titled, “Your vote is your choice.”
Mr. Philabaum implied that the recent change to the meeting agenda prevents Council from hearing what people have to say. To what is he referring? Are we making the audience prove U.S. citizenship or PC residency to speak a single word – that’s got to be it, right? Hardly.
Council voted to move public comments from agenda item #19 up to #7. That’s at the top of the meeting, after roll call and before the mayor’s report. Remember, according to Philabaum, “It is unclear why council would not want to hear what the people have to say about what they are doing.” We are.