While councilmember Balch spoke, the camera was on the faces of the other four members of the council. Their body language expressions were anger, (fuming).
There were callers that never got the opportunity to speak because of some glitch. One late caller persisted and hung in there, his persistence forced the glitch to be corrected.
He spoke to explain what council member Balch was recommending, (the competing with borrowing, capitol expenses, interest rates). The speaker irritated the other four members of the council.
The four-council majority is hell bent to go with what city staff has presented. If not for the regulatory public discussion period requirement, it would be a done deal.