Original post made on Apr 26, 2008
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on Apr 26, 2008 at 4:07 pm
I have yet to discover any legal assessment, impartial or otherwise, of the likelihood that an appeal of this judgement may be accepted by the appeals court and an assessment of the likelihood that it may subsequently succeed.
I would expect that our city attorney would develop such an assessment and present it to council since such information is a necessary component for their consideration, irrespective of on what side of the political issue one may sit.
I suspect the principals in this situation have already been advised that the appeal will be throwing good money after bad, but are using politics to bait our council in footing the bill at taxpayers' expense.
on Apr 29, 2008 at 7:20 pm
I'm trying to watch the meeting via the live webcast. It looks like the City's streaming server is very slow. I assume since the meeting isn't being broadcast on TV30 that everyone is trying to watch on the webcast. This sucks! I'm only hearing bits and pieces.
on Apr 29, 2008 at 8:03 pm
The assumption here is that the video webcast of council meetings is from streaming servers owned by the city. If this is true, local democracy would be far better served if the city spent some money on technology so its citizens can participate in city processes rather than funding the attorneys for a faction to appeal the faction's mistakes in the courts.
Yes, the webcast is a disaster.