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Sign of things to come?
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano
This week, the various City Council committees have been setting their schedules for next year, and at least two are interested in scaling back. Though the Public Safety Committee is officially adopting a schedule of 10 meetings, it did so with the understanding that it would aim toward meeting every other month rather than monthly. “I don’t know about your staff, but mine is kind of overloaded,” said Council Member Ora Houston, who suggested that the meeting days remain open in case a meeting is necessary. Council Member Greg Casar agreed with the proposal and said he was trying a similar tack in some of his other committees. “If we really need to meet, we can always call a meeting,” said Casar.