Quite frequently in City Council meetings, we learn interesting things, hear spell-binding anecdotes or other plain ol’ astounding tidbits. Â Â With that in mind, I’m initiating a new series. Â We’ll call it, ‘City Council Revealed’. Â Sometimes, the posts will be about serious facts and sometimes, as in today’s posts, humorous items. Â The first item deals with Tim Pape and his word for the day, “Hutzpah!”
This clip was filmed November 25th 2008 at the end of the Regular Session. Â A few days before this, Allen County revealed it was considering raises for most Allen County employees, including elected officials and the County Commissioners. Â Remember during the budget hearings when Allen County AuditorÂ Lisbeth A. Blosser sent a letter to the City Council suggesting they reduce the 2009 City budget by 3%? Â That and bridge financing figure into Pape’s comments as well. Â I was truly surprised he didn’t find a way to work the 9-1-1 Consolidation into the mix as well.
Our next moment of levity grew out of comments made by Councilwoman Goldner. Â The Council was on their fifth ordinance approving expenditures for chemicals used in producing city water. Â Councilwoman Goldner related her recent experience in her hometown at not being able to get her hair clean and how much it made her appreciate Fort Wayne water. Â The revelation comes directly after the vote on the ordinance when you’ll hear Councilman Mitch Harper reveal another Councilman’s similar dilemma.Â
Â – Councilman Harper reveals another Councilman’s dilemma