(i defunded the police, which allowed me to give a ton more money to housing & schoolcharlottesville.abalancingact.com/city-of-charlo…Is4n
he says it's the ONLY board that meets at 7pm on a weekday...
"there's a lot of personal stuff that's hard to talk about about why it's hard" he complains.
i should note that the CRB meets are 6:30 every other week.
kathy galvin had asked about undergrounding utilities - the city is not eligible for cost sharing from dominion for this except in certain locations.
this one is in response to public comments at the last meeting about bullying in local schools.
the male speaker says the number has gone down in recent years and they have recorded 9 (but doesn't say over what timeframe - i assume this current school year?)
seems artificially low...
(these numbers are both illegible and racially biased)
she also explains the NA on the chart about patdowns under "vehicle" is "because you cannot pat down a vehicle."
brackney says "you should do some research" on the matter
after some hand wringing about not wanting to discourage officers from "proactively engaging," she says yes, they are tracking that.
this speaker notes the city's climate goals do not mention race at all.
(she isn't wrong)
oh there's a tamborine! guys, tune in now for a song.
@MPayneCville is right, of course.
"it's going to affect the working class first & it's going to affect the working class the most."
it means a basement getting flooded when it didn't used to be in a flood zone & you don't have renter's insurance. it means public housing getting damaged in storms more often.
STOP TYPING. close your laptop and just look at your constituents when they speak.
I CAN HEAR EVERY KEYSTROKE MIKE.
he says new hill will "right some generational wrongs"
(can someone teach me how to ride a bike?)
she says her family has decided buford is no longer safe for her granddaughter.
he says new hill is going to uplift & empower people of color
"we keep throwing money at 'low income,' it seems like we want to keep this status in place."
"i have been clear about my ask for the commitment to fiscal responsibility from the city."
"i want you to be clear about how you're spending taxpayer money."
"i am not one to keep people asking for handouts, but if you intent to help the community," the community needs to be a part of it - there needs to be trust.
"if i am guilty of anything, it is because i am in full throttle support of new hill."
shut up kathy.
someone toss her a copy of roberts rules.
wow, maybe we shouldn't be doing that. not sure what the point was of mentioning that here, kathy.
they're gonna make her wait until the public comment at the END of the meeting (in several hours)
brief recess now.
nikuyah & don gathers incoming to break iGBoJFo5Z
you can read the whole thing if you want, it starts on p. 89 of the agenda background for tonight's meeting
they voted separately, but again unanimously, for the proposed specific bills. nikuyah, too, is opposed to the speed cameras.
(i HATE agreeing with kathy)
wes starts to ask, "if we had these issues, why didn't anybody..." but is quickly interrupted by both kathy & heather.
"i LOVE change!" says heather, frantically. i laughed so hard it gave me a coughing fit and woke up my dogs.
it would (by state law) not take effect for the current council.
this makes city council inaccessible to most working class people.
nikuyah has a full time day job, she works 40 hours per week at the city parks dept & full time as the mayor.
he snaps at her not to interrupt.
wes points out that mike's history lesson is exactly WHY WE NEED A CHANGE - virginia's legislature was all affluent white men when these rules were established.
mike says "this proposal doesn't solve that problem"
nikuyah is concerned this doesn't set a CAP - future councils could set it to anything.
mike signer is blustering - "this is not best practice." "this doesn't feel right. it doesn't feel ready."
mike murphy now reading the portion of alexandria, VA's city charter re: setting councilors' salaries.
nikuyah pushes back firmly -- if you've used this money to hire someone, you need to make sure they have the capacity to do that work.
the whole earth will be on fire by then.
(why are they “reviewed” by two high ranking city employees if they are random?)