Tuesday, March 19, 2019

One Meeting Canceled, Another Announced

Yesterday, Gossips reported that the Common Council Public Works and Parks Committee meeting, which was scheduled to take place at 5:15 p.m. tomorrow, had been canceled. Today, I learned why. DPW superintendent Rob Perry, whose monthly report takes up the greater part of the meeting, and PW&P Committee chair Eileen Halloran have to go to another meeting.

Photo: Jonathan Simons
At 5:15 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, March 20, the ad hoc committee formed to review the eight proposals to do a feasibility study of the former John L. Edwards School will be meeting to do just that. In addition to Perry and Halloran, the ad hoc committee includes Mayor Rick Rector, Council president Tom DePietro, Third Ward alderman Calvin Lewis, Planning Board chair Walter Chatham, Fifth Ward alderman Dominic Merante, and commissioner of public works Peter Bujanow. The meeting is a public meeting, but it's scheduled to take place in the conference room on the second floor of City Hall, a room that reaches its capacity at about eight people, so it's hard to imagine how the interested public will be accommodated.

1 comment:

  1. They had to go to "another meeting" which was scheduled to conflict with the regular DPW meeting. Really, that's the only time they could find? And the DPW meeting doesn't get rescheduled, just put of til next month's meeting? That's bizarre. Guarantee: next month's DPW meeting (if held) will have ZERO time for PUBLIC comment.