City Creates Strawman Council to Handle Public Comments

City Creates Strawman Council to Handle Public Comments

After debating ways to make the public comment session of council meetings more effective and less prone to abuse, the council piloted a program this week by creating a literal strawman council to hear public comments. “The public comment sessions were getting really...
Esther Kennedy Ready to Take Up Jim Splaine’s Mantle

Esther Kennedy Ready to Take Up Jim Splaine’s Mantle

In light of city councilor Jim Splaine’s announcement Wednesday that he would not be running for re-election in 2017, and taking into account his possible removal for disclosure violations, former city councilor Esther Kennedy has accelerated her campaigning,...