We have 2 hours of audio that we are presenting in two parts. The first half hour of this Council meeting was used to swear in four new police officers and one new inspector. The police department leadership also retired a working dog and gave a State of the Department presentation. They explained their manpower, new technology upgrades, and progress towards state accreditation.
The second hour-and-a-half was the regular session. No audience member chose to speak in the beginning of the meeting, but there was a lot of audience comment at the end of the meeting. The key items of discussion were the Riverwalk project and City Council's decision to settle a suit for $500.00 with a criminal.
Captain Vangello sat through the entire meeting in order to to let Council know that the man suing (from jail) was guilty of burglary against a victim whom has since died. The man is accusing the city of false imprisonment. And that the city should not give in to this extortion. Councilwoman Heffley was the only "NO" vote, and she said that she was not in favor of "giving this miscreant a dime." We agree Madame Heffley-- Well said.
I noticed 3 council candidates in attendance (Timmann, Otto, and Melan).
Audio Police Session (31 minutes 32 seconds 3.6Mb)
Audio Regular Meeting (1 hour 33 minutes 10.5Mb)