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Council postpones the evitable
Monday, February 2, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano
Though City Council was scheduled to hold one of its policy lessons during Thursday’s meeting, Council members opted to call it a night after live music and proclamations instead. During the meeting, Council members clarified that it wasn’t one of the 24 scheduled “deep dives,” or two-day deep-dive retreats, but rather a briefing on “land use issues, including issues related to transportation and environmental matters” that was not held. Council Member Leslie Pool said she would like time to read through the briefing and discuss it during this week’s agenda, and Mayor Steve Adler said he would “roll it into one of the deep dives” with a warning. “If we are going to get through the kind of topics we want to get through in the time frame we do, as a group we are really going to have to extend ourselves this month, or we are never going to be able to get through these things in a timely way,” said Adler. “If (it’s) the group’s desire, then we will not extend past music and proclamations tonight, and we will celebrate not being here until 3 a.m.”
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