A Lively Discussion on Tap.
The chamber room of the San Carlos City Council has played host to a number of lively and spirited debates over the past two years, with the outsourcing of police and park services, and the disbanding of the Belmont-San Carlos Fire Department providing fuel for some unforgettable exchanges amongst the public and council members alike. It seems lately that there’s a camera truck from a local networks setting up shop outside City Hall just about every other week.
This Monday’s City Council meeting will very likely provide another indelible chapter in the history of San Carlos politics, as the Council has the somber and unenviable task of naming a mid-term replacement for both the mayor and vice-mayor positions in the wake of the sudden and tragic passing of Omar Ahmad just two short weeks ago. The Council must also decide how and when to fill his vacant seat on the dais.
Both of these topics are likely to draw strong and polarizing opinions from Council members and the public once again, especially in light of all of the events that have transpired in the city over the past two weeks.
The full meeting agenda was just published by the City of San Carlos, and here are the key topics to be discussed:
- Selection of a Mayor and Vice Mayor for May – December, 2011 (Item # 7a)
- Discuss filling Council Vacancy & Consider Appointment for Balance of Omar Ahmad’s Term (Item # 7b)
- Monthly Update – Fire & Emergency Services in San Carlos (Item # 8a)
- Public Hearing – 2011 Sewer Rates (Item # 9a)
- Public Hearing – 2011 Solid Waste Rates (Item # 9b)
- Adopt Class Specification for Emergency Preparedness Coordinator & Amend Salary Schedule – San Carlos Fire Department (Item #10c)
The meeting starts promptly at 7:00 PM in the City Council Chambers at 600 Elm Street, San Carlos. This will definitely be a worthwhile use of your time to attend. If you’re concerned about catching shrapnel from flying rhetoric and hearsay, you can always watch the proceedings live on Comcast Ch. 27. I have a hunch this will be one that we’ll remember for a while.
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