[Pictured: "I'm tawkin' here!"]
NOTE: At some point during the meeting, it was brought to acting council President Dennis Zine's attention that they may have lost a quorum, so the city clerk made a quorum call. It came up 7. THAT'S SHORT OF A QUORUM. So they had to wrangle up three more Councilosers. BUT, what about the time they did not have a quorum. THOSE items need to be reconsidered. See link below for blown quroum call.)
Today, with three different agendas being juggled around (a lot of shadiness to pack in a day) Zuma Dogg, Matt Dowd and others experienced a windfall of public comment, today, getting more time than every over the past three years.
What was most hilarious, is that after hours of Dog and Pony Shows (and a closed session item that started at 8:30 AM, instead of ususal 10pm start time), Council tried to slip away before public comment, and they lost a quorum, but had to get some Councilmembers back, because they had cards on more items ( than I have ever seen before from the public), AND NONE OF THEM WERE CALLED SPECIAL BY COUNCIL. So I have never seen a streak where council had to sit there for public comment for agenda items called special ONLY BY THE PUBLIC, not council.(They couldn't approve the items until they called the cards from the public and they didn't get out of there till 3pm.)
SO, THANK YOU CITY COUNCIL FOR WAITING UNTIL ZUMA DOGG AND MATT DOWD COULD FINISH ALL THEIR COMMENTS AND MAX OUT THEIR SPEAKING TIME. But to the other people who had to wait about five hours only to be told their time would be cut in half from two minutes to one minute...AFTER HOURS OF LONG WINDED KISS-ASS SESSIONS FROM CLOWNCIL LOSERS...SOME FOLKS WERE NOT TOO HAPPY, AND MY MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE GOT CUT DOWN TO ONLY ONE MINUTE. Sorry Michael.