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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Common Council Decides How Big It'll Be

After flirting with the idea only two weeks ago, the size of Common Council will not be reduced.

The move was voted down after several councillors changed their minds since the idea was first presented.

Councillor Mel Norton says the feedback from his constituents was loud and clear that proper representation outweighs any cost savings.

 Councillor Bill Farren initially liked the idea because of the cost savings but had a change of heart after hearing from people but Councillor Peter McGuire voted in favour for the cuts because of the financial benefits for the city.

Council was considering the elimination of four council seats in order to save about 450-thousand dollars over four years.