A live blog detailing the special called meeting that took place on Jan. 9, 2013, is above.
- Mike Sabbagh was not present.
- Mayor Kelly Kautz stated the meeting was unlawful because she and Sabbagh were not served with a personal notice regarding the meeting. (Read more about that here.)
- All agenda items, found here, were approved four to one.
- Despite the fact that the agenda items were approved, all in favor of retaining Tony Powell, he still may not technically be the City Attorney. That's up to a judge to decide.
- The items that required a "first reading" will be voted on on Monday, Jan. 14, during the regularly scheduled council meeting. (Probably worth going to, I would say. There will be time for public comment, and ethics watchdog George Anderson has requested to speak.)
"There are six elected officials with very strongly held opinions on how the charter should be interpreted," said City Manager Butch Sanders after the meeting. "This meeting, as difficult as it was ... it had to take place. It was the only way those issues were going to be moved toward a resolution. I appreciated the way all of the attorneys tried to give their opinions and interpretations and I just hope that in the future, with clarification, that all this energy can be funneled toward doing good for the city."
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