In the aftermath of Tuesday's Common Council meeting, Jamie Larson talked with some of people in and out of city government--Don Moore, Rick Scalera, Sam Pratt--and reports on those conversations in today's Register-Star: "Public wants to see the LWRP now."
In the article, Moore concedes that it makes little sense to expect the public to attend a meeting at which the Common Council discusses changes they know nothing about and hints that he may release the documents to the public electronically after all the aldermen have received their copies, which is expected to happen today.
In his comments, however, Rick Scalera reveals that he finds the public meddlesome. "'The document needs to be studied without public pressure,' said Scalera. 'The people asking [for the documents’ release] are directly responsible for the changes that have been made. They basically wore out a path to the Department of State. The reason it took so long was their ability to bend the ear of the DOS, and the documents will reflect that. . . . I don’t get why people are so anxious,' Scalera continued, 'a lot of the changes are things Sam [Pratt] can explain. Perhaps they will have a public session about what they’ve gone up and asked to be changed.'”