(May 10, 2005) -- At its May 10 meeting, the City Council voted to send the issue of possible cuts to LB crossing guards to the Council's Public Safety Committee (chair, Lerch) before taking action on management's proposal.
Councilman Lerch indicated his Committee may meet on the subject as soon as May 31 [caveat: no firm date or time set yet], after which the matter will return back to the City Council for disposition.
Noting that the issue was controversial, Vice Mayor Jackie Kell (presiding in Mayor O'Neill's absence) took up the agenda item at the start of the Council meeting. The City Attorney indicated that public testimony should be limited to whether the item ought to be referred to the Committee; two speakers testified, backing the move...both indicating they favored a full discussion of the issue in Committee.
Council Slated To Vote On City Mgmt Proposal To Cut Twelve Crossing Guard Locations Now, Possibly More Later; Read Details