The meeting may have been legal, but the way citizens were treated still wasn’t right.
With a big Harrison Square vote on the agenda and plans for smoking ban opponents to appear before the council en masse, the council should have been prepared for a bigger crowd than what the county commissioners’ meeting room on the second floor could hold. Instead, citizens could not get inside the crowded room.
Granted, the remodeling of the normal council chambers in Rooms 126 and 128 has caused inconveniences for everyone. But next time, the council and City Clerk Sandra Kennedy should seek alternatives.
The JG hits the nail on the head here. The idea that somehow the council could not have anticipated the crowd size is not logical. Don't forget that this was one of the PACs main reasons for ruling against me - thus her opinion is illogical as well. It's good to see that traditional media sources still advocate for open government even if the public access counselor does not...