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.