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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

You'll Be Seeing Less Of Common Council On Channel 10

If you tune in to Channel 10 for common council every week you might soon be disappointed.

Council has voted to switch to biweekly meetings since--- they say--they've gotten rather speedy at dealing with the city's business. Yet the change sparked a fairlycontentious debate, with common councillor Greg Norton saying the change sends the wrong message to taxpayers.

Common Councillor Susan Fullerton pointed out fewer meetings will actually save the taxpayers money.

Common Councillor Donna Reardon says if the new schedule doesn't work, they'll return to weekly meetings. Mayor Mel Norton--who doesn't get a vote except in case of a tie--says he thinks it's the wrong decision especially around budget time.