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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2007 10:00 pm

CITY COUNCIL LOG JAM: During the lazy days of summer, governments everywhere slow down. In Lodi, the City Council had one abbreviated meeting with a light agenda and only three of its five members in attendance. The next meeting, on July 4, was canceled. This meant that the following meeting, on July 18, was packed full of items that had been put off for a month.

The meeting started with a record 32-item consent calendar. The consent calendar is a grouping of routine items that usually only require a rubber stamp from the council without discussion. However, City Manager Blair King has to read each item into the record before the council votes on the calendar as a whole.

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  • posted at 6:03 pm on Mon, Jul 30, 2007.


    Mariachi, I believe they do still get paid if they don't attend a meeting. It's something around a whopping $600/mo. Ask them how much time they spend attending meetings, reviewing documents, talking to people, and other duties, and you'll find it to be under minimum wage. But you can't tell me you expect them to attend every single meeting. People take vacations.

  • posted at 11:33 am on Mon, Jul 30, 2007.


    I think the Bird-X thing is actually money back guaranteed. I checked on this, that's not really dumb, "How Dumb" person. How Dumb??

  • posted at 7:35 am on Mon, Jul 30, 2007.


    Playing hooky. Those council persons. You have to watch them all the time. Don't we pay them. I wonder if they still get paid if they miss a meeting??

  • posted at 4:56 am on Mon, Jul 30, 2007.


    so you believe Bird-X own study,,,

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