Politics is known as the art of compromise. Tonight the City Council, divided over when and how to hold an election to fill the vacancy created by Andy Klein’s departure, came together on a compromise approach originally proposed by Matt Grocott.
The Council met last Friday to discuss when to schedule the election to fill Andy Klein’s seat, and the process we’ll use to make an interim appointment. Despite two compromise proposals put forward by Matt & I we are still deadlocked.
I have a short — some might say too short — bucket list. One of the few items on it is “experience a total solar eclipse”. I’ve been through a fair number of partial ones, but the difference between “almost hidden” and “completely hidden” is tremendous when you’re dealing with something as bright as the sun. For decades I’ve kept track of the easily-accessible solar eclipses that will occur during the rest of my lifetime. News flash: there are total solar eclipses “scheduled” for the continental United States in 2017 and 2025.
Last night the Council deadlocked over whether to call a special election to fill the seat left by Andy Klein’s resignation. The discussion will resume Friday afternoon at 1 PM, by which time City Counsel will have done more research on the applicable law. There’s a hard stop Friday because the law requires a decision within 30 days of the resignation.