I’m a little behind this week in posting info on Tuesday night’s city council meeting. There has been a lot going on for me, and I noticed the Republic posted their council recap article on Wednesday.
That’s a big improvement for the Republic. So, I didn’t feel too bad about not getting up my version of events right away.
Bill Banchs gave a “Cultural Council Update” presentation to the Scottsdale City Council at the beginning of their meeting Tuesday afternoon.
The meeting video has been posted. Banchs’ presentation begins at 0:14:00. My comments follow shortly after at 0:28:30.
I can’t for the life of me understand why Banchs hosted a big, Cultural Council-funded (which means half-taxpayer-funded) party at his house the next night.
The guy really is his own worst enemy. You’d think for $247,000/year, the Cultural Council Board of Trustees could have hired a smarter guy to run it. That says a lot about the Board of Trustees, too.
Other topics of interest at the City Council meeting include city employee compensation analysis, and city employee/retiree benefits. These are discussed on the regular agenda in Items 16, 17, and 18.
I am appalled at how the Council–particularly Mayor Lane and Councilman McCullagh–seem to despise the retirees and employees.
An astute reader watching the City Council meeting remarked,
“…[Mayor] Lane agendized that item as an update with no comments allowed [directly on the item] from the public or the Council! That’s why it matters who is Mayor.”
I guess Lane didn’t realize the “non-agendized” public comment portion of the meeting was immediately after this “update.”
Is that Banks or Star Trek the next generation?! (Patrick Stewart)
Lane is slowly becoming King Lane, and the sheep seem willing to follow….
As a trekkie, please do NOT insult Sir Patrick Stewart, he commanded a fake starship better than this guy who can’t even read his own notes about his organization. Also, don’t confuse nerves with incompetency.