Jeff Maltbie, our City Manager, informed me today that the District’s proposed land swap (which I discussed at length here) will not be on the agenda for the March 24, 2014 Council meeting.
At the start of the meeting I will make a request to put the item on the agenda for the April 14th meeting. There is no guarantee the request will be granted, as it takes at least two Council members to put something on the agenda.
So if, like me, you want to see the Council address the proposed swap in open session, please attend the March 24th meeting and speak out in favor of the Council addressing the item at the April 14th meeting.
To address the Council in person, simply fill out a speaker card and turn it in at the staff table just inside the main doors. Each speaker gets about two minutes to make their pitch, so please plan accordingly.
These kinds of requests are handled at the beginning of a Council meeting, so please try to be on time. The meeting starts at 7 PM.
If you can’t make the meeting, please at least contact the Council members and share your views. You can find their email and phone numbers here.
Based on what Jeff told me, I am currently the only Council member who wants to put this matter before the public. Whether you support or oppose the swap, I hope you agree this type of transaction needs to be discussed publicly. Please make your voice heard so that can happen!