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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Special Council meeting tonight takes up vetoed ordinances

Plainfield's City Council meets in a special session at 7:00 PM this evening in the City Hall Library.

The primary business will be taking
up the Council's response to Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs' veto of three ordinances unanimously passed by the Council on December 10.

The ordinances would assert Council control over permitting outdoor events such as carnivals, including the setting of daily permit fees, 45-day pre-event registration, and other conditions.


The ordinances were in response to the fuss stirred up by a carnival permitted by Mayor Robinson-Briggs on very short notice at Hannah Atkins Playground in October.


In order to rescind the Robinson-Briggs' veto, the Council will have to pass override resolutions by a two-thirds majority of the full governing body (5 votes).


Additionally, there are ceremonial resolutions of condolence for the loss of Joe Gutenkauf and DPWUD Director Jackson's uncle Clarence Walker.


-- Dan Damon [follow]

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2 comments:

Bob said...

We will see tonight if we have any real council people who care about Plainfield or if they really are the political hacks they have shown themselves to be in the past. Pay special attention to those I call the mayor's three stooges. Will we have four stooges come January?

Dottie Gutenkauf said...

The mayor's vetos pf all those ordinances were overturned--UNANIMOUSLY! Congratulations to all the Council members.