8:26: Meeting adjourned.
8:18: Bizarre series of events here…Rushton wanted to speak on the Research Bureau report on public bidding on construction, but had left the chambers to go to a wake. When he got back, the item had been taken already, and he was visually angry at Mayor Lukes. He just had the item reconsidered and held until next week, where it will be the first item of business.
8:04: Dig of the Night: The award goes to Mayor Lukes. After Phil Palmieri asked if the cable contract was gospel, Lukes retorted,”Anything is possible…you’re here.”
7:57: Mauro DePasquale is defending the important role of Public Access WCCA, and saying that the planned contract with Charter will potentially hurt he station. The upgrade to digital could be expensive, he says, and he questions if short term is really better than long term. Meanwhile, Councilor Paul Clancy is citing the Consumer Reports surveys that ranked Charter near the bottom of all services. Short term is probably better, he says. Continue reading